Thanks for that , made an intresting read.
To be honest i never understood self harm at all , until i became unwell and spoke to others. Some others i know do self harm with cutting etc , they say its a release.
I just pick and rip my nails ...........
I do agree with you about not removing the " tools " , the way i see it is if they wanna do it they will in some form or another.
I had this conversation once with a SW ............. she said oh no remove all temptation ............. i replied so basically you'd have nothing around as most household items with a little effort maybe imagination will hurt in some way .