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.

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