Self-harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body. It's usually a way of coping with or expressing overwhelming emotional distress.
Sometimes when people self-harm, they feel on some level that they intend to die. More than half of people who die by suicide have a history of self-harm.
The intention is more often to punish themselves, express their distress or relieve unbearable tension. Sometimes it's a mixture of all three.
Self-harm can also be a cry for help.
Below are the resources we feel have the best approach to tackle such issues.
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Managing Emotions Range
Emotions Board Game
Feelings In A Bag
Consider Me (Community)