I’m afraid I’ll hurt myself
Sometimes children and teens who have experienced violence, either within their families or in schools or their communities become so confused, sad, and distressed that they feel totally helpless. They truly believe their situation cannot change and their feelings may become so overwhelming that they may think of hurting themselves or doing something worse.
If you have any thoughts at all of hurting yourself, call someone you trust right away.
You are a valuable person who is deserving of good care and support.
It can also be scary when a family member or friend tells you they are thinking of hurting themselves. Don’t try to deal with this alone.
You can get help, but other people cannot read your mind or feelings unless you tell them about what’s going on.
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