Help & Support Common Questions About Self-Harm What if I want to stop? It is a really brave step to think about letting go of self-harm. There are lots of things that you can do that will help you to do this. It may be useful to think about the reasons behind your self-injury, how you might feel without it, and some alternative ways to manage difficult thoughts and feelings. The information sheet below is designed to help you work through these steps: I want to stop hurting myself It might also be useful to have a look at the information and resources on our 'Distractions and alternatives' page. Stopping might take time and effort but with determination and patience you can make the changes that you want to. Most importantly, remember that you are not alone. If you wish to talk to somebody about what you are experiencing, you can contact our phone, text, email or webchat support services.