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The Boys Town National Hotline is a Short-term crisis hotline for children, youth and parents, who are directly or indirectly...


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LGBT National Youth Talkline offers free and confidential support over phone. We help adults, youth, the LGBTQ+ community in...


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LGBT National Hotline offers free and confidential support by phone and online chat. We are here for the LGBTQ+ community in...


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LGBT National Senior Helpline offers free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We help the LGBTQ+ community,...


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Crisis Text Line provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information by text message (SMS) and online chat. We are...


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Veterans Crisis Line is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone, text message...


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National Sexual Assault Hotline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone and...


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Disaster Distress Helpline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone and text...


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StrongHearts Native Helpline is a 24/7 confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic and sexual violence helpline...


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The Games and Online Harassment Hotline is a free, text message-based, confidential emotional support hotline for gamers and...


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SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish,...


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National Grad Crisis Line is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We exist to...


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Centerstone Military Services is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support over phone. We support veterans in...


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During this difficult time, the NAMI HelpLine is here for you. HelpLine volunteers are working to answer questions, offer...


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Teen Hopeline is a Christian helpline that has been a place of refuge and encouragement for hurting and broken teens. Speak...


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Reach out to a self-harm helpline in United States 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 23 in United States:

  • 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 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.

Consider contacting a hotline in United States right away for free, private help with self harm.


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