It is important to note that while acts of self-injury as defined in this website are not suicide attempts, those who self-injure are far more likely to commit an act of suicide than the general population. Research indicates that between 55% and 85% of those who self-injure will attempt suicide at least one time. Further, some self-injurers have died as a result of their self-inflicted wounds. As an educator, you must always err on the side of caution- – never be afraid to ask questions and always refer students to the school counselor or school psychologist for follow up.
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