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Self-harm means any behaviour which involves the deliberate causing of pain or injury to oneself — usually as an extreme way of trying to cope with distressing or painful feelings. Self-harm includes cutting, burning or hitting oneself, binge-eating or starvation, or repeatedly putting oneself in dangerous situations. It can also involve abuse of drugs or alcohol, including overdosing on prescription medications.

If you are self-harming, it’s important that you talk to someone about what you’re going through; this can include your parents, your G.P, school counsellors, or other trusted adults. There are also a number of services available to help, see links below.

If it’s an emergency, call 000.