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Some questions, and answers, on self-mutilation
on April 6, 2007
A reference to this book in a novel I recently read led me to seek out this book for myself.
Many of us will know someone who has self-mutilated. Some of us will have direct experience. Each of us will wonder 'Why?' This book sets out, in a clear easy to read way the views of some professionals. It also sets out, in a clear and non-judgemental fashion, the experiences of some self-mutilators. In seeking to explain, it neither condones nor condemns.
In my view, the book has two primary audiences:those who seek to understand and those who seek to explain such behaviours.
If understanding is the first step towards healing for some, then this book may well provide a welcome step.
Highly recommended to those who seek to understand what is generally seen as either inexplicable or attention-seeking behaviour. In my experience, it is generally neither.