Self-harm is a condition that can look like a suicide attempt, but it’s typically something that a person is doing in order to release themselves from emotional pain and not necessarily an attempt to kill themselves. Self-harm can include cutting as well as burning or scratching.

With self-harm, the person engaging in the behavior may feel unable to express their feelings or cope in healthier ways and self-harm provides an outlet. Learn more by searching this compilation of self-harm related topics.