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Benign triggers for self harming

stevie_sloth

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Does anyone else have triggers that are sort of benign or accidental?

The other night my cat accidentally ran over my leg while I was on the couch, it bled, and now there's a long scratch on it. I keep looking at it....
 
Tawny

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I don't self-harm so i don't know, but sometimes i look at certain objects and they can trigger a thought of doing something to myself. Underneath there is always a sadness and a mild suicidal thought so i feel it is natural for this to prompt a thought.
 
stevie_sloth

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Yes...I used to self harm, and when I'm "accidentally injured" in a way that looks similar to when I would self harm, sometimes it sparks an urge...both to lie and say the injury is self harm even when it isn't, and a mild urge to actually self harm.
 
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