Self-injury is when people purposely hurt their body, without trying to kill themselves. They do this because they are hurting inside. It comes from a very painful place. It’s very important to get help for self-injury.
In this section, you will find information on why people self-injure, how to get help, and what you can do for a friend. You’ll also find links to tools and websites that can help you learn more.
If you have just self-injured and you are badly hurt or bleeding a lot, call 911.
If you're scared to call, try calling someone you trust, or call Kids Help Phone:
1-800-668-6868. We can help you call for an ambulance if you want us to.