I think self-harm remains poorly understood by many people, including health professionals. I recently heard someone say that self-harm is a choice so people can choose not to do it. It’s not as simple as that, it’s much more complex. I believe self-harm is rarely a simple choice and is much more likely to involve a complex interplay of psychological factors. [This video is not as eloquent as I would have liked it to be. I didn’t explain dissociation very well at all I’m afraid :/ ]
Let me know what you think & if you agree or not.