24. Self-Harm And Depression Are Interlinked
Self-harm is defined as causing injury to oneself on purpose. Most people self-harm by cutting themselves as one way to cope with a difficult situation, to get over the death of a loved one, to deal with criticism or feelings of guilt, and soon. Self-harm is usually seen as one of the last resorts a person can turn to when they feel like the whole world is against them.
Just because a person self-harms, it doesn’t mean that he or she is suffering from depression. However, people who already suffer from depression are highly likely to self-harm. The highest number of self-harming incidents in the world occur among teenagers and young adults.