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Self-harm diagnosis

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.

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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.

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Self-harm treatment

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.

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Self-harm

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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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) symptoms

There are many Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms including intense mood swings, unstable relationships, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Learn more.

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Get the answers to your postnatal depression questions

Perinatal anxiety and depression (often called postnatal depression) is incredibly common among mums and dads, but many new parents don't speak up or get the help they need.

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Signs and symptoms of a nervous breakdown

A number of signs can indicate someone may be experiencing symptoms of a nervous breakdown. If you're concerned for a friend or loved one, it's important they seek professional help.

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Depression and recovery – Chloe's Story

Being diagnosed with depression can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Watching Chloe's personal story video can be helpful for you.

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Just diagnosed with depression

Depression is a real illness with real symptoms. Find out more about what to do next when you just diagnosed with depression.

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Symptoms of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a major mental illness that causes an altered experience of reality. It is one of a group of disorders known as psychosis.

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