LifeSIGNS (formerly FirstSigns) is an online, user-led voluntary organisation, founded in 2002 to create understanding about self-injury and provide information and support to people of all ages affected by self-injury. They recognise self-injury and self-harm as a way of coping with distressing experiences and difficult emotions, and they encourage people to reflect on the issues behind their self-injury, and to develop and explore alternative coping mechanisms.

Last updated on 24/07/2014

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