It can be hard to put things into words when seeking treatment for self-harm, especially if you are hearing voices, having intrusive thoughts, are dissociated or feeling strong and distressing emotions.

It might be helpful to write down or note in your phone information you want to share or are likely to be asked about.

This list may include some things you might want to mention:

  • Type of Injury or Harm
  • Location of injury
  • Injury caused by
  • Medication or poisonous substance you have taken
  • Time of injury or of taking medication or other substances
  • Any medications you usually take
  • If you have had any alcohol or taken any other medications or street drugs