Self-harm is when you deliberately hurt yourself physically. It's often a way of trying to cope with intense feelings and emotions. Self-harm can be really dangerous, and has long-term effects on your physical and mental health. If you're struggling with self-harm, it's important that you get help and learn various ways of dealing with tough times.
What is self-harm?
There are many reasons why someone self-harms, but most often it’s a way of coping with difficult emotions.
Self-help for self-harm
In addition to other forms of support, self-help strategies can be useful in managing urges to self-harm.
My Green Box: a way to manage urges to self-harm
This young girl shares her experience of using a distraction box to help her get through difficult times.
How to help a friend who self-harms
It’s not always easy to tell if someone is self-harming, but if you’re worried about a friend, it’s important to know what signs to look for.