Information presented in this article may be triggering to some people. If you are struggling with self-harm or experiencing uncomfortable or painful thoughts, contact the crisis text line.
If you are having suicidal thoughts or ideation, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) to speak with a trained counselor.
Dealing with difficult situations, painful memories, or challenging experiences can take a serious toll on anyone. Sometimes, this struggle becomes too much to handle and some individuals respond to these circumstances by deliberately hurting themselves — often described as self-harming behavior.Read more on talkspace.com