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Self Injury


It can include a variety of behaviors, but is commonly associated with scratching, cutting, carving of the skin, banging or punching objects into oneself, or biting oneself. It is a way of expressing and dealing with deep distress and emotional pain. The relief that one may feel from self-injury does not last long or fix the underlying injury.

Our Services

Our experienced EAP counselors can assist you if you or a loved one is at risk for self-injury. We offer free and confidential consultation, information and referral services to you and your household members.

Contact the EAP

If you or someone you know is at risk for self-injury in emotional distress or suicidal, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The service is available to anyone, and calls are confidential.  

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