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It can be hard to control the urge to intentionally harm yourself, especially if hurting yourself helps release intense negative emotions. However, it’s important to get help when you’re ready because self-harm carries risks. There are 14 hotlines in Australia that can help. Reach out if you experience the following:
"Self-harm is more common than you may think, but it's not talked about much. It’s normal to look for ways to manage intense emotional pain. When you’re under extreme emotional pressure, self-harm can seem like the only way to relieve it. "
You may struggle to talk to people about your feelings, but having the right person to talk to can make all the difference. Dedicated volunteers in Australia will listen to you without any judgement. Whether you just want to be heard, or you want to explore other coping tools, you can find the support you need.
For free and confidential support with self harm, consider contacting a hotline in Australia today.