Monday, 5 October 2015

Deliberate Self Harm

Information for Young People - What is self-harm?

Self-harm can take many forms; cutting, burning, bruising, pulling hair or picking skin as well as taking an overdose of medication or other substances including alcohol. It is a coping behaviour, rather than an illness or disorder although it is more common in young people with depression or anxiety. Some people self-harm for a long time before seeking help. Typically it is a private behaviour, not a “cry for help”.

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