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Getting appropriate treatment can help you learn healthier ways to cope.

We can help by providing you with those first steps towards happiness.

Know that help is availableTreatment is available for people who injure themselves. To learn about it, try talking to a professional person around you; someone like your school counselor.  If you’re not comfortable with that, think about contacting your local mental health association. 

Know you are not alone.  Because other teenagers like yourself self-injure, it’s likely that there are people around who can understand and can help

Know you can get better.  This is a difficult time in your life.  However, with help, you can get to the point where you don’t hurt yourself anymore.

Get help. Now is the best time to get help with this problem. If you wait, the problem will only get bigger and soon everyone will know about it.  But if you find a way to meet it head-on today, you’ll be free of it and free to get on with your life.

Talk to Someone. Going to your school’s counseling center is a good place to start.

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Why does coping with the stress around you have to be associated with pain and sorrow?

 It doesn't have to be!

Here are 146 things to do besides self-harm

Educating yourself regarding self-injury is one of the most important things you could do - whether it is to help yourself, your friend, or your child.

We have collected a number of valuable resources that will serve to provide you with support, valuable information, and a better chance of navigating these rough waters. 

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