Self-Harm Awareness Month

Self-Harm Awareness Month
Posted on 03/03/2023
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March is Self-Harm Awareness Month. If someone has been intentionally hurting themselves, the real hurt is inside. Self-harm is used to cope in the moment but can become a dangerous cycle. Here are some signs that someone is vulnerable and may be self-injuring:

  • Symptoms of depression, anxiety, or stress
  • Visible cuts, scratches, or unexplained wounds
  • Covering their bodies with bandages, long sleeves, or long pants

If your child needs intervention and support for self-harm and its root causes, contact their school counselor for help. Additionally, Care Solace is available to help students, staff, and their family members. Care Solace will help navigate the mental health care system, explain options, and find available providers in our local community. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential care coordination service provided by West Perry School District.

  • Call 888-515-0595. Multilingual support is available 24/7/365.
  • Visit and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.

As always, we are committed to promoting and protecting our students’ total well-being.