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Self-injury means that you hurt yourself on purpose, but you don’t intend to die as a result. It isn’t a mental illness—and in many cases, it isn’t a sign that someone has a mental illness. Instead, self-harm is usually a way to deal with difficult feelings or show distress.


Symptoms of a mental illness can be better or worse at times. This happens when people are doing…

People go to great lengths to protect themselves from pain and injury. But some people hurt…

Visions article: Resources

Reprinted from "Young People: Self-Injury" issue of Visions Journal, 2017, 13 (2), p. 40 Self-Injury Outreach & Support (SiOS) www. Read more

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