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  • 4 Myths and facts about cutting and self-harm

    Because cutting and other means of self-harm tend to be taboo subjects, the people around you—and possibly even you—may harbor serious misconceptions about your motivations and state of mind. More >> 4 Myths and facts about cutting and self-harm.pdf  
  • A cry for help

    There are loads of problems in my life right now, and I've taken several drug overdoses as a result. I know I need help, but don't know where to start. More >> A cry for help.pdf  
  • Bullying and self-harm

    “Children bullied during their early years are up to three times more likely to self harm than their classmates,” BBC News has reported. More >> Bullying and self.pdf  
  • Careful! Websites may encourage self-injury in teens

    Young adults and teens may believe that hurting themselves is normal and acceptable after watching videos and other media on Web-sharing sites like YouTube, new research indicates. More >> Careful! Websites may encourage self-injury in teens.pdf  
  • Causes of Self-Harm

    The causes of self-harm are the things that set it off in the first place - not necessarily what makes the individual continue to self-harm. More >> Causes of self-harm.pdf  
  • Find alternatives to self-harm

    Help the young person find alternatives to self-harm. Some young people find it helpful to develop a list of alternatives to their self-harm. More >> Find alternatives to self-harm.pdf  
  • Friends and family – Self Harm

    Finding that a person you care for is harming themselves can bring about a large range of thoughts and feelings: fear, distress, confusion, worry, anger, anxiety and self blame. More >> friends and family.pdf  
  • Help for cutting and self-harm: Find new coping techniques

    Self-harm is your way of dealing with feelings and difficult situations. So if you’re going to stop, you need to have alternative ways of coping in place so you can respond differently when you start to feel like cutting or hurting yourself. More >> Find new techniques to cope with self-harm.pdf  
  • Help for Self-Harm. Confide in someone

    If you’re ready to get help for cutting or self-harm, the first step is to confide in another person. More >> Help for Self-Harm. Confide in someone.pdf  
  • Help for Self-Harm. Figure out why you cut

    Understanding why you cut or self-harm is a vital first step toward your recovery. More >> Help for Self-Harm. Figure out why you cut.pdf  
  • How Can I stop self-harming

    There is nothing worse than the feeling of not having enough reserves of strength to overcome something you know you must get over in order to survive. More >> How Can I Stop Self-Harming.pdf  
  • How common is self-harm among young people?

    There is relatively little research evidence about the prevalence of self-harm among young people. More >> How common is self-harm among young people.pdf  
  • How does cutting and self-harm help?

    It’s important to acknowledge that self-harm helps you—otherwise you wouldn’t do it. More >> How does cutting and self-harm help.pdf  
  • How many people Self-Harm?

    It's almost impossible to say how many young people are self-harming. More >> How many people Self-Harm.pdf  
  • Is there a link between Self-Harm and Eating Disorders?

    Self-harm in its broadest sense does in fact incorporate eating disorders as a type of harm to your health and body. More >> Is there a link between Self-Harm and Eating Disorders.pdf  
  • Misconceptions About Self Harm

    There are a number of common misconceptions surrounding self harm. More >> misconceptions about self harm.pdf  
  • More young people are self-harming, say children's charities

    Children's charities are warning that more young people are self-harming and that younger children are being affected, with hildren as young as 10 calling helplines to say they have hurt themselves in this way More >> more young people are self harming, say children's charities.pdf  
  • My child is self-harming, what can I do?

    If you have recently discovered that your child is self-harming, you may feel at a loss as to what to do next. Here we offer an insight into some of the reasons children hurt themselves on purpose, plus how to spot the signs and where to turn for help. More >> My child is self.pdf  
  • Myths Around Self-Harm

    People who self-harm are not necessarily suicidal or seeking attention. But these are just two of the misconceptions you may come across. More >> Myths around self-harm.pdf  
  • North East's self-harm rate could be linked to alcohol

    Alcohol abuse is contributing to high levels of hospital admissions for self-harm in the north-east of England, a health expert believes More >> north-east's self harm rate could be linked to alcohol.pdf  
  • One in 12 people self-harm in their teenage years, a long-term study has found.

    For most people the problem will resolve before adulthood but for 10% it will continue into their adult lives. Teenage girls are more likely to self-harm than boys and are at greater risk of continuing as young adults. More >> one in 12 people self harm in their teenage years.pdf  
  • Recovering from Self-Harm

    It is possible for all sufferers to learn to live without needing to self-harm, but for some it can be a long and difficult journey back to good health. More >> Recovering from Self-Harm.pdf  
  • Relationship between Self-Injury and Depression

    Self-Injury and depression go hand-in-hand. Self-injury is known by many names, including self-harm, self-mutilation and self-abuse. More >> Relationship between Self-Injury and Depression.pdf  
  • Road to recovery

    I was sexually abused as a child and now I self-harm and suffer from depression and anxiety as a result. I have flashbacks and nightmares that I can't control at all. More >> road to recovery.pdf  
  • Secret self-harmer

    I have a friend who self-harms. She refuses to see professionals point-blank, and only talks to me about it. Last night she told me she cut too deep and nearly killed herself. More >> self harming friends.pdf  
  • Self Injury in People with Learning Disabilities

    Self-injury is when people do things to hurt themselves. More >> self injury in people with learning disabilities.pdf  
  • Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviours

    People who engage in self-harm deliberately hurt their bodies. The term 'self-harm' (also referred to as 'deliberate self-harm' or DSH) refers to a range of behaviours, not a mental disorder or illness (1). At the milder end of the spectrum, these behavi More >> Self-harm and suicidal behaviours.pdf  
  • Self-Harm in Adults: Self-Injury not limited to Teens

    When people think of self-harm, they often picture a teenage girl cutting herself, but self-harm in adults is more common than people realize. More >> Self-Harm in Adults: Self-Injury not limited to Teens .pdf  
  • Self-harm prevention tips

    If you've harmed yourself to the point of severe injury (that is, inflicting a cut that bled for more than 10 minutes or intentionally nicking major veins or arteries), or if you've had suicidal thoughts, seek help immediately. No matter what your issue, More >> Self-harm prevention tips.pdf  
  • Self-Harm Treatment

    It is important for anyone who self-harms to see their GP, who will aim to treat the underlying emotional cause as well as any physical injury. Your GP is likely to ask you about your feelings in some detail. They will want to establish why you self-harm, More >> Self-Harm Treatment.pdf