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.