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Self-harm varies from person to person.
There isn’t one type of self-harming behaviour.
It may include one or more of the following:
While everybody is different, some reasons why young people self-harm may include:
To escape unbearable emotional distress
To feel something when they are ‘numb’ inside
To cope with overwhelming or inexpressible emotions
To show evidence of their distress on the outside
To ‘punish’ themselves if they feel blamed or guilty
It has become compulsive and they feel unable to stop
Here are some things you can do:
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