Hurting yourself may There are many aspects to keeping yourself safe. One is taking care of your body and not hurting yourself. Men who've suffered sexual abuse as boys sometimes hurt themselves by:

There are many reasons why men take it out on their own body or put themselves in situations where they might get hurt:

If you do hurt yourself it's important to remember that it's something you've done to survive., It's not just the same as wanting to kW yourself. (If you do want to kW yourself see, 'Staying Alive.) You had to live and handle intolerable levels of fear, rage, and pain. Men are rarely encouraged to express feelings, let alone deep distress. You coped as best you could given a bad situation. Try to hold onto that thought if you feel the way you've coped is wrong.

What to do if you feel caught in a pattern of hurting yourself
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