The charity ChildLine is marking self-harm awareness day by trying to dispel some myths about the mental illness. Last year counsellors in the Midlands had more than 4000 conversations with young people about the issue.
One child that called the helpline in the East Midlands said:
I feel so trapped at home. I find it difficult to build a good relationship with my parents, I just want to be alone. When I feel low I hurt myself. I think it would be better for everyone if I just wasn't here.
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