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Self-harm helplines are available in Nova Scotia, Canada

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 2 hotlines in Nova Scotia, Canada that can help. Reach out if you experience the following:

  • 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)

"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. "

There are compassionate counselors and volunteers in Nova Scotia, Canada who care about what you're going through. Helpline staff are properly trained to support people who self-harm You can talk openly to them and receive understanding, warmth and zero-judgement. They will meet you where you're at, whether you just need to be heard, or you're looking for advice.

Consider contacting a hotline in Nova Scotia, Canada right away for free, private help with self harm.


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