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Self-harm

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Introduction
Self-harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body. It is a way of coping with or expressing overwhelming emotional distress.
Signs of self-harm
There are many different forms of self-harm and they are not always easy to notice.
Causes of self-harm
There are many reasons why people self-harm and these can change over time, but the causes usually stem from unhappy emotions.
Getting help
It is important for anyone who self-harms to see their GP. They can treat any physical injury and recommend further assessment if necessary.
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