Is there a link between self-harm and suicide?
If a person is self-harming it can be very upsetting.
People often think that self-harm is closely linked to suicide, however the vast majority of people who self-harm are not trying to kill themselves.
It's their way of coping with difficult feelings and circumstances.
You should never ignore self-harming though.
If you find that someone you know is self-harming, it gives you a real opportunity to help them deal with the underlying problems they are wrestling with.