Self-injury is when a person intentionally hurts themself to help deal with difficult thoughts or feelings. Some people who self-injure may have suicidal thoughts, but this is not always the case. In this section, find out more about self-injury and what to do if you or someone you know is self-injuring.
Suicide is not an easy subject to talk about and it can be very difficult to learn that someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide. While suicide can seem scary and overwhelming, it’s helpful to remember it’s not shameful or unusual to experience thoughts of suicide. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, you are not alone.