The practice of self harm has become widely known in recent years. However, these acts have always been done by individuals experiencing psychological distress. Often times, the reason behind the self harming behavior is unclear or muddled. Commonly, it is done as an impulsive act, without thought to the consequences.
Note: This article is not a substitute for psychological advice. Also, reading about self harm may be triggering to some people who engage or have engaged in the behavior.