Self Harm - Suicide
The most important way to play a role in suicide prevention is understanding the issues and knowing the signs of suicide and self-harm. We all can play a part in helping others in crisis and changing the stigma around mental health in general and suicide and self-harm specifically.
Self-harm is a behavior distinct from attempting suicide. For some teens, it becomes a 'coping strategy' for dealing with overwhelming or painful feelings. Coping with urges to self-harm requires learning different ways to deal with these feelings.