To manage difficult emotion.
To communicate distress.
To complete suicide
Often a young person cannot explain why they have self-harmed and find it hard to put into words their thoughts and feeling.
Self-harm is a way of expressing deep distress.
Self-Harm: self-help booklet
This self-help booklet aims to help those who self-harm, and their family/friends/colleagues find support. It includes a self-harm safety plan to help people identify coping strategies. The booklet is available as both a printable version and a digital version. Click on the links for the version you want.