Rebellious teen and worried mother (illustrative).
(photo credit: INGIMAGE)
In my last article, I wrote about non-suicidal self-injury disorder (NSSI). According to American researchers, 17% to 18% of young people report that they have tried this behavior, with 7% to 8% becoming chronic repeaters.What motivates a person to harm him/herself? Non-suicidal self-injury is usually the result of a person’s inability to cope with psychological pain in healthy ways. Often, the person has difficulty regulating, expressing and/or understanding emotions.