Self Harm

People harm themselves in many ways, including burning or scratching, pulling out hair, hitting their bodies against something, drinking heavily or taking excessive amounts of drugs.

People self harm for different reasons, but it is always an indication of an underlying problem and is often kept secret.

If at any point you feel you need to talk to someone, talk to a befriender. Befrienders are typically not self-harm experts, but they are there to listen to your problems, whatever they are, in a caring, non-judgmental way.

The following are selected resources on the Internet that provide information about self harm. If you need help or support, please click on the link marked “I need help”.

SELF INJURY ONLINE BOOKLET FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

FACTSHEET FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS

WOMEN AND SELF INJURY

A PERSONAL POINT OF VIEW

OTHER RESOURCES

 

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