chapter  7
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Family and Friends Understanding Why Helpful Responses Unhelpful Responses Support for Caregivers

Most women who attend A & E departments having selfharmed are in relationships. They have partners, close friends, or children, but very little is written about these people. How they may help. How they may make things worse. How they feel about the self-harm. This is despite the fact that women who self-harm frequently say that worries about their relationships and children, or family conflicts, can be a trigger to an episode of self-harm.1