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Hurting yourself, or Self-Harming as it’s sometimes called, is a way of coping with painful or distressing thoughts and feelings.
The ways in which you may be harming yourself are as unique as you are. You may be scratching, cutting or burning yourself or pulling out your hair as a way of helping to cope with feelings of powerlessness, inner unrest and turmoil. Sometimes these feelings are so overwhelming that hurting yourself seems to be the only way to get release. You may be feeling very lonely and ashamed.
There are a number of ways in which you can help yourself to slowly move away from this form of coping mechanism:
Here at ‘Off The Record’ we have a team of skilled and supportive staff that can help you to express those overwhelming feelings. In a warm and friendly environment, that is safe and confidential, we can help you find different ways to manage your distress and difficulty.
The ways in which you can contact us to get support are: