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Non-suicidal self-injury or NSSI is a continually researched and misunderstood phenomenon. NSSI has had many names over the years, including, self-harm, parasuicide, selfmutilation, and many more (Skegg, 2005). No matter the label, there are various archetypes, risk factors, functions, and motivations that lead an individual to begin and continue to engage in NSSI. A common theme that comes to light in relationship to NSSI is interpersonal relationships. Individuals thrive off of the ability make connections and form relationships with others. If a person, who engages in NSSI, feels as though they are misunderstood and cannot connect with other, what is the result? Continued NSSI could be the result of disconnectedness and tumultuous relationships with others.
Miles, Jade, "Impacts Interpersonal Relationships in the Perpetuation of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury" (2018). Counselor Education Capstones. 81.
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