Supposedly you are crossing a bridge and you notice someone ready to end their life by jumping into the river – what do you do? And to complicate matters you are cycling with your 2-year-old child on the back of your bike – again, what do you do?
Self-Injury Awareness Day (SIAD) is on the 1st of March. […] People are often puzzled as to how is it possible for this behaviour to take place, and I am often asked about this condition in casual conversations – why would anyone want to harm his/herself? As strange as it might seem for many, this behaviour can serve a function and so there are comprehensible reasons as to why it occurs. […] To help explain how self-harm behaviour can arise, I’ll relate an example from my clinical work.