Do you need help with feelings that lead to Self-Harm

You may wonder why you feel the need to self-harm and people do it for a variety of reasons. It can be used as a coping strategy to deal with unresolved and unexpressed feelings.

Young people sometimes describe self-harm as a way to:-
Divert emotional pain towards physical pain to reduce overwhelming thoughts.
Start to feel something and reduce numbness
To feel in control
Let others know the extent of their distress

Some common causes of self-harm are:-

Anger, anxiety, abuse, being bullied, bereavement, family relationship difficulties, depression, confusion about sexuality, arguing with friends, relationship break-up or exam stress.

If you are feeling that life is not worth living, always speak to your Doctor.

How can I help myself?

If you are still struggling, here are some other places you can get help.

Visit your Doctor
Call Colchester and Tendring Youth Enquiry Service (Y.E.S) on 01206 710771 or 01255 434601
The Junction 01206 764600
Health in Mind (16yrs and above) 0300 3305455
Teentalk (In Clacton and Harwich) 01255 504800 / 240024
Childline 0800 1111
The Samaritans 08457 909090
School counsellor/pastoral care/mentor