Many teenagers who self-harm will go to great lengths to give the impression that nothing is wrong and nothing out of the ordinary is happening. However, you may pick up on certain signs that indicate to you that they are self-harming and needs help. Always keep in mind however that even if a friend shows these behaviours it doesn’t necessarily mean they are self-harming – they may be going through a difficult or stressful time. However, you may still like to keep an eye on them.

This webpage contains information on how you might feel if you think that your friend is self-harming, 4 identification facts for self-harming and the four stages of bringing about change within your friend.


Stem4 aims to stem teenage mental illness and support teenage mental health. They focus on four specific areas of mental health and provide specific information on these areas to a variety of stakeholders. The information on this webpage is therefore of high quality and based in factual evidence. The website is well designed with bright colours that will keep the audience engaged. The language used is suited to young people and is free of any jargon. The information contained within the page is divided into smaller sections which achieves its aim of not overwhelming the viewer. Overall, this is an amazing resource.

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