Self-harm is when someone deliberately injures themselves. This is also referred to as self-injury or deliberate self-harm.
Some of the more common self harming behaviours include: cutting, burning and scratching. Excessive alcohol and drug
misuse does not usually come under this definition.
Self harm refers to people deliberately hurting their bodies. Common types of self harm among young people include cutting (e.g. cutting the skin on arms, wrists or thighs), burning the skin, picking at wounds or scars, self hitting, or deliberately overdosing on medication, drugs or other substances that cause harm