Translation of self-harm in Spanish:


autolesión, n.

Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfˈhɑrm/ /sɛlfˈhɑːm/

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    autolesión feminine
    autodaño masculine
    • ‘Wayne died from deliberate self-harm while the balance of his mind was disturbed,’ he said.
    • The incidences of self-harm, eating disorders, and even suicide among young people in schools and colleges is evidence of the emotional burden imposed by a society which often seems to demand too much of them.
    • He has no history of self-harm, eating disorder, alcohol/drug dependency or misuse.
    • Self-harm is often also referred to by other names such as deliberate self-harm, attempted suicide, para-suicide, self-mutilation and self-injury.
    • It began in my teenage years with an eating disorder, and progressed to periods of depression, self-harm, further eating disorders and voice-hearing.
    • He said that many had gone on to brushes with the law, suicide attempts, self-harm, psychiatric intervention, failed relationships and disturbed behaviour.
    • In recent decades, there has been a reduction in suicide rates among Oxbridge students, and the instances of deliberate self-harm are fewer in relation to the general, age-matched population.
    • Since his re-arrest, his risk of suicide and deliberate self-harm will have increased to moderate to high, whereas this was low whilst he was accessing appropriate care and attention.
    • Numerous studies have consistently found that people who engage in deliberate self-harm have difficulties with interpersonal problem-solving.
    • They experience communication problems, and so may present staff with a ‘crisis’, for example in the form of deliberate self-harm.
    • Although the initial focus of the group was on deliberate self-harm, it soon became apparent that the women all had a good grasp of why they harmed themselves and the scope of the group widened.
    • One in every 160 teenage girls was treated for deliberate self-harm in hospital last year, according to the latest figures from the National Parasuicide Registry.
    • Apparently, last year, almost 3,000 people under the age of 25 were treated in hospital for attempted suicide or deliberate self-harm.
    • Recruits face bullying, self-harm, injury and early dropout because initial training and care are not better managed, a new report says.
    • Other illnesses such as body dismorphic disorder, self-harm and binge eating are also affected by media pressure.
    • All the women had committed at least one act of deliberate self-harm, and 87% were multiple repeaters.
    • Between 3 and 5 percent of persons who have had an episode of deliberate self-harm die by suicide within five to 10 years.
    • Many authors suggest that there may be a pathway of girls linking self-harm to physical harm directed towards others.
    • This success justifies to them the need for having spoken in the code of gestural self-harm.
    • The assessment and management of risk, in this case that of self-harm, is a prominent part of contemporary psychiatric practice.

intransitive verb

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    • In the first chain analysis Rachel self-harmed in response to thinking she was not slim or beautiful enough (which linked to her core-belief of being unlovable and therefore being rejected).
    • I have no doubt at all that it was by reason of his depressive illness that he self-harmed.
    • Some are learning how to deal with incontinence and give injections and tube feeds, or coping with a parent who overdoses or self-harms.
    • Staff are often worried that giving attention to a person who self-harms will ‘reinforce’ the behaviour.
    • This suggests that many parents are unaware that their children are self-harming.
    • As someone who has self-harmed, years ago, but also more recently, I can really identify, as I'm sure thousands of others do.
    • She said Barber suffered from depression, and had self-harmed and attempted suicide on one occasion this year.
    • Rather than be the victim of gossip, I decided to be upfront, and I gave a talk about how I'd self-harmed.
    • Reports have suggested the men have self-harmed and considered suicide.
    • He tried to kill himself several times, self-harmed frequently and very nearly avoided a hospital.
    • Mr Sharpe said it was mainly young people who self-harmed due to the pressures of modern living.
    • One in four women in local prisons self-harms, some repeatedly.
    • Scandal hits, deals a body blow to his career, and two days later he self-harms.
    • Twenty-nine children and young people up to the age of 20 were recorded as having self-harmed.
    • Maybe they didn't self-harm or attempt suicide but I bet some of them thought about it.
    • There is a risk that she will self-harm again in reaction to these circumstances.