What are teens hoping to feel when they self-harm?

  This isn't about addiction, but self-harm is not unusual in the addicts we serve.   A common motivation teenagers give is that non-suicidal self-harm provides a way to escape unpleasant thoughts and emotions. Another motive, little explored before now, is that self-harm is a way to deliberately provoke a particular desired feeling or sensation. … Continue reading What are teens hoping to feel when they self-harm?