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Are you or someone you know self-harming? Reach out for support from a helpline in Ecuador

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 1 hotlines in Ecuador that can help. Reach out if you experience the following:

  • Feeling temporary relief after hurting yourself, but the emotional pain coming back stronger
  • Looking for a way to escape the emotional pain
  • Imagining hurting yourself
  • Coming up with excuses and ways to explain self-inflicted injuries
  • A desire to punish or hurt yourself
  • Feeling like you need to hide injuries from those who care about you
  • Feeling like you need an outlet to channel your painful emotions
  • Not wanting to die, but still feeling like you need the pain

It’s normal to look for ways to relieve strong, negative emotions. Although it’s not talked about much, self-harm is a common strategy people use to deal with emotional turmoil. It may not seem like it, but there are other, healthy ways to deal with the pain you're experiencing.

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 Ecuador 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 Ecuador right away for free, private help with self harm.


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