Self Harm Therapy & Counselling In Hull
Up to as many as 10% of the population self harm. Although it is a secretive coping mechanism that may go unnoticed by others, common methods include self-poisoning and self-mutilation. The most common method for adults is over-dose.
What Is Self Harm?Self-harm is when a person deliberately cuts, hurts or poisons themself or abuses substances as a coping mechnanism for strong emotions and unwanted thoughts or to regain a sense of control over trigger situations. Other self harming can include overdose, self-poisoning, over or under eating or asphyxiation. Psychiatric and psychological factors, life events and family adversity can affect the severity of the disorder for both children and adults. Self-harm in adults is heightened by physical health problems, increased loneliness, and their feelings towards ageing.
- Struggling with difficult situations
- Having unwanted memories
- Feeling angry or anxious or other strong emotions
- Feeling their life is out of control
- Health problems