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Table 1 The definition of deliberate self-harm employed by the child and adolescent self-harm in Europe group

From: Managing deliberate self-harm in young people: An evaluation of a training program developed for school welfare staff using a longitudinal research design

An act with a non-fatal outcome in which an individual deliberately did one or more of the following:
   - Initiated behaviour (for example, self-cutting, jumping from a height), which they intended to cause self-harm;
   - Ingested a substance in excess of the prescribed or generally recognised therapeutic dose;
   - Ingested a recreational or illicit drug that was an act that the person regarded as self-harm;
   - Ingested a non-ingestible substance or object.
  1. Hawton, K., Rodham, K., Evans, E., & Weatherall, R. (2002).