If you or someone you know is hurting themselves, or even thinking about it, you should know that there are people who care and want to help. The term “Self Harm” can be acted out in several ways: cutting, taking too much/little of a medication, thinking about/attempting suicide.
These actions can be linked to an inner pain. When we heal the hurt, sadness, and pain we feel inside of us, the need to harm ourselves on the outside also goes away.
Remember, we’re here to help you and your family through these feelings. Reach out to us anytime. We’d love to help. In an emergency, it’s okay to call 911 if you feel that you or someone you know is in danger of harming themselves.
How to talk to your parents: If you feel safe to do so, the best time to talk with parents about this is now. Don’t wait for yourself or a friend to hurt themselves again. It can be difficult, but here are some tips – ask them if you can to talk to them privately about something serious, explain what you’ve been doing and a possible reason why, let them know that you don’t want to keep hurting yourself and need outside help. Again, if this is too difficult, reach out to us and we can help start the conversation.