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Struggling with self-harm? Get help from a hotline in East Flanders, Belgium

Self-harm may offer you relief from painful emotions in the moment, but it can leave you feeling worse afterward. It cannot solve your problems or remove the source of your pain. If you struggle with the following, you can get help from one of 1 in East Flanders, Belgium:

  • Feeling like you deserve the pain
  • Feeling the need to escape or numb your feelings
  • Having sudden impulses to hurt yourself
  • Feeling like your emotions are too difficult or overwhelming to deal with
  • A desire to punish or hurt yourself
  • Feeling like normal ways of coping don't work for you – the pain is a last resort
  • Avoiding people you care about so they don't find out
  • Not looking after your physical health (e.g. not eating, not taking care of wounds or injuries)

"Many people have thought about self-harm or are currently using self-harm as a way to cope with their feelings. It may not feel like it, but you are not alone. Lots of people find it hard to manage overwhelming negative emotions. "

Talking about how you feel can be difficult,, especially if you tend to bottle things up. But talking can offer you a healthy alternative for releasing negative emotions. Helpline counselors in East Flanders, Belgium want to listen to you and support you. They can help you find ways to feel better without hurting yourself.

Consider contacting a hotline in East Flanders, Belgium right away for free, private help with self harm.


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