People who engage in self-harm experience severe emotional stress and intentionally harm their bodies to cope with overwhelming thoughts and feelings. Self-harm can be very difficult for both the person and their family. People who self-harm may misuse drugs or alcohol to distract from their psychological pain, but this behavior only worsens symptoms, in most cases. If you self-harm, you aren’t alone, and help is available.
Assessing Your Risk of Self-Injurious Behavior
Unsure of whether your symptoms are indicative of self-harm? You can take this self-assessment to identify problematic behaviors and symptoms of self-harm. However, a quiz is not an official diagnosis of a mental health disorder. You can use the results to inform a conversation about self-harm with a doctor, counselor or therapist.