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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Young People and Self-Harm – A Helpful Guide

Self-harm is a term used when someone injures or harms themselves on purpose rather than by accident. Common examples include cutting or burning, pulling hair or picking skin, or self-strangulation. Self -harm is always a sign of something being wrong. Some young people use self-harm as a way of trying to deal with very difficult feelings that build up inside. This is clearly very serious and can be life threatening. Young people say different things about why they do it:- Some say that they have been feeling desperate about a problem and don’t know where to turn for help. They […]