This is where people set out to hurt themselves or damage their health deliberately, for many different reasons. Remember you are not alone and if you ever feel like hurting yourself, we’re here for you.
When it Becomes Too Much
Our Tips to Help
Keep a diary and write down how you are feeling – this will also help you understand what triggers you to want to harm yourself
Listen to your favourite music
Talking to your good friends or family
Breathe slowly – in for a count of 3 through the nose and out through the mouth for a count of 5. Continue doing this until you feel calmer
If you feel angry- hit a pillow instead
Do some exercise
Draw on your body as an alternative
Squeeze a stress ball or an ice cube
Speak to us now on Teenline, as we are here to listen and support you.
Life is getting a bit better thank you for talking to me and helping me stay safe
Thanks for helping me feel better. I don’t get so angry now about things, which means I stay out of trouble
Thanks for teaching me how to stay calm. I did a test the other day and completely calm.
Now I use the tapping you taught me and it really works thank you
Thanks for helping me feel better and able to talk things through.
I feel much stronger since talking to you and able to ignore what people say
My family do my head in, it is nice to have someone to talk to
Thanks for listening and the tapping really works to help me stay calm at home
This site give great information and support – keep it up!
Thanks for helping me to quit smoking
So pleased I am not alone and you have help so much to help me quit
I have found the sessions so useful. Things are starting to feel a little better.
After losing my mum things got really bad for me. You have really helped me feel stronger
Thanks for listening. Keep up the good work
What we went through makes sense and I am now sure what I want to do
This led to my increase in self belief and now I strive to achieve better things with your help
It was good to talk to you, things are so confusing
When I find things tough I hurt myself, thank you for giving me another way to deal with things.
It’s good to know I am not alone and that other boys do it too
It feels good to know I am not on my own. Thanks for listening
I started drinking cos my friends did now I know I don’t have to follow them. I can be myself