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Reach out to a self-harm helpline in Australia today.

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 15 hotlines in Australia that can help. Reach out if you experience the following:

  • Looking for a way to escape the emotional pain
  • Scratching, pinching, hitting yourself
  • Cutting yourself with a sharp object
  • Feeling like self-harm is the only thing keeping you going
  • Craving physical pain as a distraction from overwhelming emotions
  • Feeling like you're addicted to pain or hurting yourself
  • Taking part in high-risk activities, disregarding safety
  • Feeling like you need a physical release for your emotions

"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.


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