Isn't self injury just a failed suicide attempt?
Is someone who self-injures going to kill themselves?
There is a considerable overlap between people who self-harm and those who take their own life however, and serious suicidal intent is thought to be present in up to 15 per cent of those who self-harm. One to two per cent of people who deliberately self-harm go on to take their own life within two years.
Things that raise concern in someone who self-harms:
What shall I do if Iím suicidal?
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