This condition, which can involve cutting the skin, alcohol misuse or an eating disorder, is often a way of coping with low self-esteem or trauma.
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What causes self-harm?
There are many reasons why people self-harm, but the causes usually stem from unhappy emotions. Find out what can cause self-harm.
People who self-harm usually try to keep it a secret from their friends and family. Find out about ways to identify and diagnose self-harm.
Anyone who self-harms should see their doctor to treat the underlying emotional cause as well as any physical injury. Find out about treatment options for self-harm.