Hello,  This seems like an interesting and helpful blog. 🙂

I have an eating disorder (symptom of Borderline Personality Disorder.)  I don’t want to get into the details of it (trigger) but using SI is a way to avoid engaging in the eating disorder issues.  I know SI isn’t a good thing, but I have to believe it’s better than the physical ramifications of bulimia.  The lesser of two evils, I guess.  And both things are “coping” methods to quiet intrusive thoughts.  I’ve been in treatment, psychodynamic therapy and dialectical behavior therapy, + medication, for well over two years, now.  Still it’s the same, though.  It comes in waves.  Sometimes I’m totally “normal” and symptom free, other times it’s a daily event.

I don’t know that there’s any answer to this for me.  But maybe someone has experienced this.  ?