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- Self-harm (SH) or deliberate self-harm (DSH) includes self-injury (SI) and self-poisoning and is defined as the intentional, direct injuring of body tissue most often done without suicidal intentions.
Why do people self harm?
- There's no one reason why one person self-harms and another doesn't
- you may feel lonely
- think no one is there
- you can be or get sad/angry
- Having problems at home or with friends
- Not having a good day
- Losing someone they care about
How can you help yourself or others?
- seek immediate medical attention
- go to your local hospital's emergency department
- call 000 (112 from a mobile) and request an ambulance.
- contact the Suicide Call Back Service on 1-300-659-467
Signs if someone is self harming?
- Scars, such as from burns or cuts
- Fresh cuts, scratches or other wounds
- Hair loss or bald spots
- Broken bones
- Keeping sharp objects on hand
- Spending a great deal of time alone
- Wearing long sleeves or long pants even in hot weather
- Claiming to have frequent accidents or mishaps
- Forms of self-injury
Who to tell if you or someone else needs help?
- trusted adult
- call a hotline to talk to someone 1-800-448-1833
- tell a close friend to help you seek help
- https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/are-you-thinking-about-suicide-or-self-harm/help-for-self-harm, http://www.google.com/search?q=defonition+of+self+harm&oq=defonition+of+self+harm&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.7402j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8&gws_rd=ssl&surl=1&safe=active#safe=active&q=definition+of+self+harm&spell=1&surl=1