Being psychiatrist does not give much of advantage because you success rate is very low and theories unscientific.
Of course you may have much better statistic than me but you do not do proper analysis of your knowledge anyway.
I rely on simple principle that every action must have a reason unless it is something very simple what can be dome almost unconsciously like cigarette smoking or nail biting where person is doing it without even knowing about it.
This principle is valid for absolutely everyone including most crazy lunatics. even most damaged brain is still completely rational in terms of finding solutions to the problems.
If you claim "endorphin rush" as reason for some action fine, but in that case every action which provides endorphin rush will be equally useful for this purpose. If only razor blade can provide this endorphin rush we have to examine what makes it so fundamentally different from other actions.
By using scientific method you have to split complex problem into separate simple components then identify unique component related to this only problem, which will be the reson for problem.
And this is precisely what I am trying to do unlike psychiatrists who just apply some bogus theory then do something at random in attempt to cure their patient. what often works just because patient gets amused by this expensive entertainment and sometimes even his problems can be solved.
>They want to escape their depression and suicidality and feel loved and accepted by their families and peers, but some people lose even that.
If this is true, it is very easy to fix.
just find another lonely person and arrange date for them
2 problems will be solved in one shoot.
but as ve know this does not work and this means that those people have different goals.
I would guess that their goals are either evil or shameful or too grandiose or self-contradictory and those people can't admit them in public or even to themselves or there is simply nothing they can do.
If you read more than last post you woud know that I do not say that all self harmers are atention whores, but only those who do it as way to get atention (help) because they do not want help at all they want only atention. If you want help you must be ready to accept it in form of solution to your problem not as emotional support and useless empathy.
If you got nail sticking in your hand you must let me to remove it not just show it to me and demand me to fell bad for your pain.
Presenting your problem and refusing to take help is attention whoring. If you do not want help then put fake smile on your face and say you are all fine.
>Life is really not well understood, and society doesn't understand our kinks.
if you use scientific method you can understand absolutely everything there is nothing in the universe what cannot be undertood. And usually everything is much more simple than it looks like.