Self-harm and eating disorders
Self-harm or eating problems can be outward expressions of serious emotional pain, and are often used as a way of coping with difficulties.
It is important to care for any injuries – do seek first aid or medical help if required.
If you would like help to stop injuring yourself, you can talk to your doctor. You can also meet with one of Imperial’s student counsellors, who can help you explore the emotional distress attached to the behaviours. This can be useful in considering and developing coping strategies that are more constructive.