How can I help?
Anyone can self-harm and this can take form in many different ways. It can be a way of relieving stress or painful experiences. When people intentionally harm themselves it becomes a functioning coping mechanism.
If someone confides in you about their self-harm, you can start to help them immediately. Show them kindness, love, and compassion without judgement.
Help them get the support they need by asking their permission to contact Pieta on their behalf. Offer to attend the first appointment with them, even if they’re over 18.
Help us to help them – contact Pieta.
Some Help & Advice
For further help and advice see our FAQ section. If you feel someone is in immediate danger or experiencing a medical emergency please call Emergency Services on 112 or 999 now.
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