Self Harm

Self-harm is a deliberate attempt at hurting one’s body tissue without any suicidal intent. Individuals harm themselves to deal with emotional distress, negative feelings like shame and guilt, and even as a way to cope with suicidal ideation.

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Scope of the Problem

Some statistics to look at:

17 %
of all people will self-harm during their lifetime
13 years
is the average age of the first incident of self-harm.
50 %
of all people who engage in self-harm will seek help from friends and family instead of professionals.

Sometimes, people self-harm to reduce emotional pain resulting from negative feelings like guilt, shame, and loneliness. Remember that it’s okay for people to feel this way and it’s important for us to support them to reduce the risk of harm by encouraging them to seek help.

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Resources

If you or someone you know is experiencing distress, access the resources below now

Gatekeeper Training

Help someone suicidal. Learn how to spot the signs and apply the QPR Framework.
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Providing Support Handbook

Access our first-of-a-kind guide for caregivers, who are providing support to those coping with suicidality.
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Directory of Mental Health Services

Reach out to a mental health professional today. Check out our list of MHPs to find the one nearest to you.
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Suicide Prevention 101 Guide

Read our short guide on the best practices for caring for and supporting people with suicidal ideation.
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Preventing Self-Harm 101 Guide

Read our short guide on the best practices for caring for and supporting people engaging in self-harm.
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MHP Packet

Are you a Mental Health Professional? Access the resources for extending appropriate care and support to clients with suicidal ideation.
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Resources created as part of the #Ssh…out campaign are researched and medically verified, however, they are NOT a substitute for medical advice.

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Suicide Prevention India Foundation is NOT a suicide crisis helpline. The content has been written by mental health experts but is not a substitute for medical advice. Use all resources at your discretion.
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