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What are treatment options for self-injury?

Self-injury is often misunderstood. Self-injurers trying to seek medical or mental health treatment frequently report being treated badly by emergency room doctors and nurses, counselors, police officers and even mental health professionals. Finding professionals who specialize in working with self-injury is very important. With proper treatment, new ways of coping will be learned and slowly the cycle of hurting will end.

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