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Power Point Presentation
The goal of the
presentation was to inform the students about self-mutilation and to tie it in
with the course theme, The Ideal. Nella and I used a myriad of (things to
present. what is that stupid word) including: art, our own and other people's,
poetry, powerpoint, and instruments of self-mutilation. One of the many reasons
why people self-mutilate is because they have failed to reach their own ideal.
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personally interested in this topic because it is something I dealt with in
high school. I also have several friends who struggled with this problem.
Self-mutilation is what sparked my interest in psychology and it is now my
As tragic of a problem as
self-mutilation is, there are many beautiful pieces of art work that come
out of this form of suffering.
For more information and
to see more art work go to this page.
The art of it all
The science of
There are many
explanations to self-mutilation. Some of them are bio-psychological, some are
emotional, and sometimes outside sources play into the beginning of this habit.
information on the science of it
The Role of the
Citizen and Education of Citizens
citizens it is important to be aware of the issue of self-mutilation. It is
vital people be educated so that they know what to do if they come across
someone with this problem. It is imperative not to stereotype this problem
to one nationality or one gender. Resolving this problem runs deeper than
just being educated because the events in childhood affect the rest of the
persons life. The role citizens is to be good understanding, and loving
parents, siblings, and friends.
Right now there is no
regulation on self-mutilation expect that it is a social taboo and damaging
to one's health. Putting regulations aside, the impact of this problem
starts with an individual and spreads out from there. It affects the
person's friends and family once they find out about it. It has been a
rising problem since 1960 and especially in the last five to ten years.
Based on this one can see that it spreads. More people are turning to
self-injure as a solution to their problems.
(lots of reflection will not
fit in this box).
To read a
the story of one girl with this problem click here
Challenges and Concerns to the Human
Much like what was said in
the role of citizens. Self-mutilation is something to be concerned about. It
affects 1% of the U.S. population. That is only the U.S. The challenge is
that it is something that sufferers want to hide. But the greater challenge
is how to make this stop, and the ultimate concern is for people
"Self-mutilation explained first
A Last Thought
is more real than many people like to think, but it is not to be ignored,
stereotyped, joked about, or taken lightly. One in four teens suffer from
this problem. Be kindly aware of the people around you.
To view my sources: click here
Psychology and Ethics
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