How To Gain Coping Mechanisms For Self-Harm

What is Self Harm? Self-harm is a deliberate act of causing harm to your self. This can be anything from:  Cutting Biting Hair Pulling Hitting Swallowing dangerous items Self-neglect Putting yourself in dangerous situations Why do people self-harm? People can self-harm for many reasons. Some of the reasons why they may self-harm are below: 1. To release tension and distress Some people find that physically harming themselves brings an instant sense of calm and relief from the emotions that they are feeling at that moment in time. By harming themselves this can release the tension and distress that they are feeling. 2. To feel in control When people feel that in their lives they have little control or even no…

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