Unfortunately self-harming behaviors have become a standard response to the modern stressors of daily life. They include (but are not limited to) - cutting, abusive use of alcohol and drugs, risky sexual behavior, unhealthy use of food, starvation and much more. Firstly, please get help. Self-harming activities are a way for your subconscious to let you know that you need more support in life and as these actions are often done in secrecy, reaching out is the first step to healing - so congrats on doing so, even just in this forum. You don’t have to go it alone! The antidote for self-harm is self-care. There are a myriad of ways to implement such practices, for example - going to a nourishing yoga class, spending time with loved ones, breathing practices, dry brushing, self-massage, eating home-cooked meals, reading inspirational material, guided meditations, naps and basically any activity that brings relaxation to the body, peace to your mind and warmth to your heart. The road to self-love is a long one, but the most important journey of your life. Please do let me know if I can do anything further to support you.