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What is Self Harm?

Also known as Self-injury, It's the act of purposely harming your own body, such as cutting or burning yourself. Most of the time its not meant as a suicide attempt, but as a self-injury to deal with emotional pain, lots of anger or frustration. Self-harm may bring a moment of released tension or calm state, its usually fallowed by guilt, shame, embarrassment, and return of painful emotions. With self-harm comes a greater possibility of more aggressive, fatal, and serious actions.

When should you get help?

Any of the Fallowing Actions

  • Cutting yourself (such as using a razor blade, knife, or other sharp object to cut the skin)
  • Punching yourself or punching things (like a wall)
  • Burning yourself with cigarettes, matches, or candles
  • Pulling out your hair
  • Poking objects through body openings
  • Breaking your bones or bruising yourself
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  • About 50 percent of those who engage in self mutilation begin around age 14 and carry on into their 20's