About MADIBA

MADIBA is a group of Mothers Against Destructive and Injurious Behavior in Adolescents.

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Nonsuicidal self-injury is the deliberate, self-inflicted destruction of body tissue resulting in immediate damage, without suicidal intent and for purposes not culturally sanctioned.

Self-injury can include a variety of behaviors but is most commonly associated with:

◦ intentional carving or cutting of the skin
◦ subdermal tissue scratching
◦ burning oneself
◦ banging or punching objects or oneself with the intention of hurting oneself
◦ embedding objects under the skin

For further information, read The Self-DestructiveBehaviorsof Adolescent Girls and Boys.