If you have been sexually assaulted please contact your nearest Centre Against Sexual Assault. In Victoria, phone 1800 806 292. In the rest of Australia phone 1800 RESPECT

Self Harm

Self harm is when people hurt themselves deliberately. They might cut themselves, bite themselves, burn themselves etc. They usually do these things in secret to help ‘cope’ with negative feelings and difficult situations.

People who hurt themselves have usually tried other ways to deal with their emotions before they decide to self harm. For some people, they feel relief after they have harmed themselves.

This feeling of relief does not last and self harm usually creates long term problems. Some of these can’t be treated — such as the scars left by cutting or burning which may need plastic surgery.

If you or someone you know is self harming, it’s important to get help in order to work out positive ways to express pain.

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If you don't want to talk to the police you can report anonymously at Sexual Assault Report Anonymously

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