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Because self-harm is often an expression of something going on for the person internally, ask about how they are feeling, and try to explore what the issues might be. If the person says they want to stop, discussing ways to gradually reduce the harming can sometimes be helpful.If the person does not feel comfortable talking to you, try to make sure they know you are there to listen if they want to talk, and ensure they know of other places they can go to get support. Health professionals call this harm-minimisation, either reducing the severity or frequency of the self harming.I went home and after speaking to a member of staff online, I was informed that this was not in fact a policy of theirs at all, so I went back to the store with the transcript from that online conversation to complain to the manager.

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Experts call cutting "the new anorexia" because, like an eating disorder, it is a self-destructive attempt to control painful thoughts and unexpressed emotions.

Current research places the number of self-injurers at about 4 percent of the general population, and as many as 10 percent of American teenage girls.

Cutting is the most common form of self-harm, but up to 75 percent of all cutters rely on diverse methods, such as burning, pulling hair or punching walls.

In recent years, several books have been published on this topic.

There are several disorders that have been associated with cutting, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and schizophrenia.