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. ?