What is self harm?
Self-Harm is when someone deliberately hurts or injures themselves.
Self-Harm is when someone deliberately hurts or injures themselves. People often mean different things when they use the words self-harm and it can take a number of different forms and might include cutting, taking overdoses, punching oneself, pulling out hair, scratching, pinching or tearing at one’s skin.
Some people self-harm regularly and others do it only once or a few times. It can be hard to understand why someone else self-harms. Some people say it’s a way of coping with a problem or is a way communicating how you really feel on the inside. Others self-harm whenever certain feelings or pressures come up in their lives such as anger, frustration or hopelessness.
There is no one reason someone chooses to self harm and there is no one approach to helping someone overcome the feelings associated.