Why do I hurt myself?


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Self-harm is often a way of coping with painful and difficult feelings of distress. Someone may harm themselves because they feel overwhelmed and don’t know how else to deal with things. It is usually a very private issue. Motivations and methods will differ from one person to another. Understanding what you can do now and how you can get the support you need is vital. This message from Zumos offers you a way forward to a more positive life.


This message from Zumos encourages young people who might be self harming to find help.

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