Anonymous asked in HealthMental Health · 1 month ago

Is pulling on my hair when Im angry considered self harm?

Sometimes when I get overwhelmed or upset/angry I will have the urge to punch things or throw things but usually when I cant do that I will pull on my hair really hard, not like I am trying to pull it out but I just bunch up my hair and I start pulling on it. I used to slap myself when I was younger but I don't do that anymore. I am just wondering if me pulling on my hair is considered self harm. 

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    As you're intentionally causing yourself pain it is classed as self harm.

    @anon that also answered, what you do to calm down is known as stimming.

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