What is the relationship between emotions and SI?
Quite similar to thoughts, emotions felt during self-injury also follow a predictable pattern. It is true that not everybody experiences these feelings but the majority of the people who self-injure come across some of them. You may not even be aware of what you’re feeling at various times while you’re hurting yourself. Emotions before SI Before an act of SI most people feel ‘strong negative feelings that are overwhelming and intolerable. While the source of the feelings may vary, the emotions generally fall into several distinct, yet similar categories: anger and frustration, alienation, and depression.’ Generally, people feel angry and frustrated when they have an inability to fufill a desire, but these feelings can also come from a large number of situations. So, frustration may come from an inability ‘to meet a variety of demands or wishes.’ Sources of frustration are too numerous to count and every act of SI may be related to distinct source of this emotion. Anger is an emotion si