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Get support for self-harm from a hotline in Iowa, United States

Self-harm is when you purposely hurt yourself as a way to cope with difficult emotions. Self-harm may bring you relief from intense emotional pain, but the relief is often short-lived. If you struggle with the following, there are 7 helplines available in Iowa, United States that can offer you support:

  • Coming up with excuses and ways to explain self-inflicted injuries
  • Taking part in high-risk activities, disregarding safety
  • Not looking after your physical health (e.g. not eating, not taking care of wounds or injuries)
  • Searching for ways to self-harm
  • Feeling like you need a physical release for your emotions
  • Feeling like your emotions are too difficult or overwhelming to deal with
  • Feeling like you need an outlet to channel your painful emotions
  • Feeling temporary relief after hurting yourself, but the emotional pain coming back stronger

If you use self-harm to cope with tough feelings, you may feel ashamed about your behavior. However, many people inflict harm on themselves as a way to relieve emotional pain. Self-harm is more common than you think, but a lot of people struggle to talk about it.

There are compassionate counselors and volunteers in Iowa, United States 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.

If you think you might need support with self harm today, consider contacting a helpline in Iowa, United States for free, confidential help.


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