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Self Harm

What is self-harm Self-harm is when you hurt yourself as a way of dealing with difficult feelings, bad memories or stressful situations and experiences. People have different ways of expressing self-harm such as; Express something that is difficult to put into wordsChange emotional pain into physical painReduce very strong feelings or thoughtsPunish yourself for your feeling and experiences
After you have self-harmed you may feel a short term of release. The cause of the distress has unlikely not gone away and it may have come back worse. Once you become dependent on self-harm it may take a long time to stop. Types of self-harm There are many ways people can intentionally harm themselves, such as: cutting or burning their skinpunching or hitting themselvespoisoning themselves with tablets or toxic chemicalsmisusing alcohol or drugsdeliberately starving themselves (anorexia nervosa) or binge eating (bulimia nervosa)excessively exercising
Why do people self-harm? Self-harm is very com…

Firework Safety

Bonfire night or Guy Fawkes Night (5th November) is the day in 1605 when Guy Fawkes tried and failed to blow up the houses of parliament in the gunpowder plot. The anniversary of this failed plot is marked with bonfires and fireworks displays in public places, paid for events and those in peoples back garden. Fireworks have also become common for Halloween, Diwali, New Year and the Chinese New Year. Fireworks parties can be fun if safety rules are followed. Remember that fireworks are actually types of explosives and can cause severe injuries if they are not handled safely. Safety on fireworks Never play with fireworks - Fireworks can be so exciting and fun but they can also be extremely dangerous and potentially fatal if handled in the wrong way.Keep a bucket of water and a hose by the bonfire in case of emergencies.Used fireworks and sparklers can be placed into the bucket for safety.Only buy fireworks marked with the BS7114 kite mark. Never put fireworks or sparklers in your pocke…