Self harm is a compulsion and not something an individual can just stop doing. This is an anxiety disorder linked to mental health.
Self harming is a complex issue and like most mental health disorders can manifest due to many reasons. When someone is extremely anxious this can be a trigger for the self harming behaviour. Self harming is often done in private and will go to great lengths to hide it from the people around them. When it is discovered people are so shocked that they don’t know how to deal with the issue especially if they are a close friend or a family member. Lets talk about this so that people who suffer feel they can open up and get the help and support they so greatly need.