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What Do You Wish People Knew About Self-Harm?

There are a lot of misconceptions out there.

Self-harm or self-injury refers to hurting yourself on purpose and is associated with various mental illnesses, trauma, or abuse.

The urge to self-harm isn't uncommon, but because people often keep their habit a secret, a lot of people have misconceptions about who does it, why they do it, or what it means.

So if you self-harm or have self-harmed in the past, we want to know: What do you wish people knew about it?

Maybe you want people to know that you're not "doing it for attention."

Maybe you want to share some basic etiquette requests, like how people should really resist on commenting on your scars.

Maybe you'd want to clear up the misconception that self-harming automatically means you're suicidal.

Or the idea that "self-harm" means the same thing for everyone.

Whatever it is, share it in the anonymous form or in the comments below and your answer could appear in an upcoming BuzzFeed Health post.