SpunOut.ie Self Harm Campaign
Starting conversations, sharing stories, finding support
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This week marks the launch of our self harm campaign. Here at SpunOut.ie, we want to start conversations, and make it more normalised to talk about self harm and mental health. The reasons why a person may self harm are complex, but for some it can be a way of coping when things are very difficult and overwhelming.
The more we encourage one another to listen and learn from each other’s experiences of self harm, the more we can create an environment where support for self harm is easily accessed, without shame or stigma. Our campaign offers support and advice to both those who may be self harming, and those who are supporting someone who self harms with non judgemental advice, opinion pieces and signposts to supports and services. Self harm is not a choice, and self harm is not something that needs to be hidden.
Self harm content on SpunOut.ie
Understanding self harm
Supporting someone who self harms
- How to help a friend who self harms
- What to do if your partner self harms
- How to help a family member who is self harming
- What to say to someone who self harms
Support for self harm
- Practical help for self harm
- What to do if you are considering self harm
- Living with your self harm scars
- How to get support for self harm
- What to do in a self harm emergency
- How to tell someone you self harm
- What happens when you attend A&E for self harm
- How to deal with urges to self harm
- Dealing with difficult emotions
- How to open up to someone about your mental health