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Darkwings44 07-09-2020 06:25 PM

is it illegel to self harm?
I asked a person this and she said yes and that the person who does that would go to a psych ward where they will be in a straight jack.... :ermm: :ermm: I don't know if she telling me the truth or not....:notsure: :notsure:

Pomegranate 07-09-2020 07:54 PM

No, it isn’t illegal to self harm. And most people who self harm do not end up on psych wards, and psych wards also don’t use straight jackets anymore.

Darkwings44 07-09-2020 09:05 PM

oh ok! :) thank you! *hugs you*

Auror. 09-09-2020 06:14 AM

it's not illegal. but in terms of medical folks and paramedics/emts in particular, self harm is still very much a grey area. if you turn up at a medical hospital or have emergency services come to you after having self harmed, they are unfortunately very likely to assume you tried to commit suicide, and treat you as such until you've had a psychiatrist evaluate you. they don't generally tend to understand the difference between self harm and suicide.

good providers can usually take the time to understand the difference, but in emergency situations most medical folks won't be qualified to do that. which sucks, but does make sense. it's better to see trained mental health professionals if you can.

so no it's not illegal. but it's also not exactly something worth condoning either.

Darkwings44 09-09-2020 11:07 PM

thank you for replying!! *hugs you*

Bellatrix 29-09-2020 03:17 PM

It is, however, illegal to carry most blades on your person, even if they are only for yourself.

Auror. 29-09-2020 03:19 PM


Originally Posted by Bellatrix (Post 4279875)
It is, however, illegal to carry most blades on your person, even if they are only for yourself.

Yes, that is a very good point. Blades are considered weapons and carrying a weapon can get you into a lot of trouble.

Pi.R^2 11-10-2020 12:16 PM

I'm going to close this thread and have removed several posts. The original question has been answered and further discussion was at risk of coming across as tip-sharing and encouraging people to find ways to 'bend' the law.

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