Self-harm, also called self-injury, is an intentional act of harming one's soft tissue of the body by cutting or burning yourself. It is typically not meant as a suicide attempt. Yet, this type of self-injury is an unhealthy way to cope with emotional pain, anger and frustration. The emotions are held inside while the pain is expressed physically.
People that self-harm often express feeling "numb" and need help knowing how to accept and express emotions in a more healthy manner. I can help!
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