Self-harm, also known as self-injury, is defined as the intentional, direct injuring of body tissue, done with or without suicidal intentions.There are so many misconceptions about self-injury. Among them, people who self-injure are really trying to commit suicide. In reality, self-injury is the act of physically hurting yourself on purpose without the intent of committing suicide. If you know someone who has self injured or you yourself are, and want to gain a better understanding, do consider watching this video.
Here’s a video we did in the past on how to tell if someone is thinking of suicide:
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