What is self-harm? | Talking about mental health - Episode 15

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"Zainab, Lechelle, Debbie and Ben talk about their experience of self-harm, what causes it, how it feels and how they think people can help.

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"I just realized now that I will probably lose friends and important people because of this. They'll think I'm psycho and be scared of me."


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  • Look for new ways of coping

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