Self harm is usually associated with purposely harming or damaging the body. This can take the form of cutting with a razor, glass, scissors or other cutting utensils on the arms legs or hidden places under clothes like the hips or thighs.
Self harm can also include burning, scratching, pulling out hair, head banging or hitting or punching one's self. People can take small doses of painkillers or other tablets. Overdoses. Or they may misuse drugs or alcohol.