Self Harm: Just The Facts
Self harm can be difficult to talk about but with help you can beat it.
1. Self -harm is an expression of emotional distress where people cause physical harm to themselves.
2. Self-harming can occur in many forms, the underlining intention is to release the build up of pressure from distressing thoughts and feelings.
3. Learning new coping strategies to deal with self harm will make it easier to break the cycle.
4. Accepting help can be the hardest step but by allowing yourself to do this, you're recognising and allowing positive changes to your life - helping towards a fresh start.
You can also have a look at tips and techniques for preventing self harm.
how to get help
If you have any more questions on this area or would like to speak to somebody about this topic, have a look at the links or search for your local services in the blue box below. Alternatively you can always contact your public health nurse.
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Find out what services are available to you in your area. Remember your school nurse is always there to give you confidential help and support.