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.
- Anonymous1 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.