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 9 in New Zealand:
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.
There are compassionate counselors and volunteers in New Zealand 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 New Zealand right away for free, private help with self harm.