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Are you or someone you know self-harming? Reach out for support from a helpline in Washington, United States

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 7 in Washington, United States:

  • Feeling like you need a physical release for your emotions
  • Not looking after your physical health (e.g. not eating, not taking care of wounds or injuries)
  • Feeling like your head is spinning with thoughts and there's no other option to make it stop
  • Feeling the need to escape or numb your feelings
  • Feeling drawn to sharp objects, or items you could harm yourself with
  • Feeling like you need an outlet to channel your painful emotions
  • Coming up with excuses and ways to explain self-inflicted injuries
  • Looking for a way to escape the emotional pain

Since self-harm provides immediate, in-the-moment relief from painful emotions, it’s easy to become reliant on it as your go-to coping mechanism. Stopping may seem impossible and you may be ashamed to even talk about it. However, self-harm is more common than you think. Many people struggle to manage intense emotions.

There are compassionate counselors and volunteers in Washington, 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 Washington, United States right away for free, private help with self harm.


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