8th February, 2018
So what do we mean by Self-harm? Self-harm is when you hurt yourself as a way of dealing with very difficult feelings, painful memories or overwhelming situations and experiences that feel out of control. It can be the thing people turn to when they feel they have no other option.
There are not always obvious signs that somebody close to you may have begun self harming. But there are some signs you can look out for:
There are many reasons people self-harm, such as being bullied, stress, bereavement, experiencing a form of abuse whether that’s sexual, physical or emotional.
Living with somebody or watching people close to you self harm can be difficult and distressing but there are things you can do to help:
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