Self-harm can also be known as self-injury. It happens when someone intentionally and repeatedly harms themselves impulsively, in a way that’s not intended to be lethal.

The most common methods of self-harm are skin cutting, head-banging, and burning. Other forms of self-harm include excessive scratching to the point of drawing blood, punching oneself or objects, infecting oneself on purpose, and inserting objects into body openings.