Self Harm resources
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. Over half of people who die by suicide have a history of self-harm.
However, the intention is more often to punish themselves, express their distress or relieve unbearable tension. Sometimes the reason is a mixture of both.
Self-harm can also be a cry for help.
for more information on Self Harm see the below resources and contacts
- Self Harm - A Self Help Guide (Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust)