Life isn't always easy and we don't always know how to deal with things in healthy ways. Some people turn to self-harm to cope (most commonly cutting). While this may feel like it's helping in the moment, it doesn't make things better in the long run and it comes with risks you might not have thought about. Here you can learn the risks and find healthy alternatives.
Self Injury Outreach and Support
Dangers, pressures, help for yourself or a friend
Understanding self harm, talking about it, and getting help
Life is full of ups and downs. Some days are great and sometimes not so great. We all have different supports in our lives that help us get through the bad days and enjoy the good days together. But what happens if those bad days seem to outweigh the good days or those supports seem to be disappearing? These are some of the situations that may lead to thoughts of suicide.
If you have ever seriously contemplated suicide -- meaning doing some serious planning, not just feeling very down -- it's important to take this very seriously. Contact a trusted adult or a mental health professional, or go to Royal University Hospital immediately (if you are considering putting your plan into action).
It's also important to know the suicide risk factors, so you can help yourself, a friend, or a family member if suicide ever becomes an issue.
Risk factors, warning signs, and help!
Need help for yourself now? Want to help a friend?
If you have lost someone to suicide.