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Youthline offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We are...


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0800 What's Up provides free, compassionate and confidential support over phone and online chat. We are here to help youth in...


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Lifeline offers 24/7, free and confidential support over phone and text message (SMS). We support everyone in New Zealand who...


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Suicide Crisis Helpline offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We help everyone in New Zealand who...


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Reach out to a self-harm helpline in New Zealand today.

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 6 in New Zealand:

  • Feeling like self-harm is the only thing keeping you going
  • Feeling like you deserve the pain
  • Feeling like you're worthless
  • Not looking after your physical health (e.g. not eating, not taking care of wounds or injuries)
  • Searching for ways to self-harm
  • Looking for a way to escape the emotional pain
  • Avoiding people you care about so they don't find out
  • Not wanting to die, but still feeling like you need the pain

"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.


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