This 15-page document points towards how and why self-harm, also known as non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), occurs. Presently, the general understanding is that people who self-harm do so because they become emotionally overwhelmed with certain stressors. Or they self-blame for “not being good enough”. This well-thought-out description of NSSI discusses this concept and considers how people respond to anxiety. It also covers anxiety in obsessive-compulsive disorder.