Signs and symptoms2018-09-17T15:30:26+00:00

Signs & Symptoms

It may be hard to tell if someone self-harms, and someone who self-harms may try to cover up their injuries because they’re embarrassed or ashamed.
While people may hurt themselves in different ways, here are a few warning signs:
  • They often have unexplainable injuries;
  • They have many unexplainable scars;
  • They often say that they’re “accident-prone” or have many accidents;
  • They cover their body, even during warm weather.
These may be warning signs that someone is self-harming, however they could also be related to other situations. If you notice any of these warning signs, it’s a good idea to tell a trusted adult and to have a conversation with your friend to find out what’s going on and to see if further support is necessary.

CMHA Main Office
#105, 1040 – 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3G9

Tel: 403-297-1700
Fax: 403-270-3066
Email: [email protected]

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

NOTE: The Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region does not provide crisis services. If you are in immediate need of assistance contact the Distress Centre’s 24-hour Crisis Line at 403 266 HELP (4357).

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