When someone experiences significant stress, depression, fear, or distress, they may resort to self-injury in an effort to cope with the problems they are facing. No matter how out of control your life may seem right now, there are other ways you can cope that won’t result in your being harmed. Request a conversation with one of our listeners and talk to them about your urge to hurt yourself. They will help ensure that you are safe and that you find another outlet for expressing the anguish you may be feeling. You can also read the Self Harm Guide to learn new ways to cope with whatever life challenges you may be facing.