Treatment and recovery for self-injury can mean different things to different people. In recent years, there has been a greater focus both academically and clinically on the lived experience of self-injury. Part of this focus has drawn attention to the varied conceptualisations of recovery.
According to the proposed diagnostic criteria for non-suicidal self-injury disorder (NSSI-D), an individual may be considered "recovered" after a period of 12 months with no engagement in self-injury.
Lived experience conceptualisations
Not surprisingly, individuals' conceptualisations of NSSI recovery are vast and varied.