According to statistics, 8% of the Australian population – nearly two million people! – have hurt themselves on purpose. This is known as self-harming.
Self Harm refers to behaviours that are considered to put a person at risk of injury or death; common self-harming behaviours may include cutting or burning. Like any addiction, self-harming begins as a way to numb the emotional pain that sufferers feel. An excellent resource that you may like to visit is the Living is for Everyone webpage.
According to the Sixty Minutes story on self harm, it can be difficult to find a therapist to help those who self-harm. In Brisbane however, it is as simple as contacting 1800 877 924, where you can book an appointment with an experienced psychologist 7 days per week.