Hooked: Getting High from Pain

  • Published 3 years ago
  • 10

Self-harm, which is also known as self-injury, is by definition “intentional, direct injuring of body tissue, done without suicidal intentions”. In other words, people want to harm themselves, but not kill themselves.

Some studies show that self-harm typically starts as early as 14 years old. And there is also evidence of kids starting as young as 11 or 12. Why do people hurt themselves?

There are multiple reasons why one would want to harm himself. In most cases, they do it because they want to punish themselves. In religion, mortification is the voluntary offering up of discomfort or pain to God, for example. In the Catholic Church, mortification has a long history.

But with that in mind, this documentary explores society’s attitude towards self-harm, and puts the focus on suspension. This is the act of impaling oneself to gain euphoria and spiritual transcendence. Yes, you can get high on pain.


From Around the Web

Related Videos

Social
growig up poor in america
youtube icon
53:18

The documentary, "Growing Up Poor in America", follows three children and their families in the battleground state of Ohio as the COVID-19 pandemic amplifies their struggle to stay...

  • 97
  • 1 week ago
  • Not Rated
Social
lazy bones film
youtube icon
07:29

Lazy Bones is a story of a boy named Shyam. In this film we have shown importance of time in every stage of life.At one point, Shayam used to take everything lightly and then he re...

  • 126
  • 2 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
Social
singapore educational system
youtube icon
27:16

Singapore is an educational super-power. Near the top of all international comparisons, 97% of students continue in education after 18 years of age.How did the country achieve that...

  • 180
  • 1 month ago
  • 7(1)
Social
inside compton
youtube icon
43:26

Watch this documentary BK Cash and his friends show you an inside look at the legendary hood of Compton. We'll learn about the social hierarchy in the projects, the guys take on re...

  • 221
  • 2 months ago
  • Not Rated
Avatar

4,777 Videos / 17,539,887 Views
Tags

Related Articles
Burning Man is one of the more unique summer festivals. It is an event focused on community, art, self-expression, and s...
  • 95
  • 3 days ago
The Hopi Society is one of the few in the world ruled by women. After the birth of a child, the paternal side of the fam...
  • 353
  • 2 months ago
Afghanistan is home to around 38 million people. And according to the United Nations Population Fund, the country has on...
  • 712
  • 3 months ago
Jacques Fesch was born in April 1930. A proposal for his beatification was submitted in 1993, and has yet to be resolved...
  • 334
  • 3 months ago