Self-Injury

Self Harm

Self-Injury

Self-injury, also known as self-harm, is when someone intentionally hurts themselves due to emotional distress. Self-injury behaviors can be common among teenagers. Due to the safety risk, it is important to care for any injuries and seek professional assessment and support.


Articles/Fact Sheets:

 
This article describes what self-injury is, its causes, and treatment.
 

This article provides information about how a parent or caregiver can help and support a child who is engaging in self-injury or self-harm behaviors.

This article explores what self-injury is and its signs. It also offers ideas on how to begin stopping self-harm behaviors and discusses why professional help can be important.