Self-harm is often a response to feelings of extreme psychological distress or emotional pain. It may provide short-term relief from these feelings. It may be an attempt to express or even control them briefly. It does not resolve them, however, and can become a compulsive and dangerous activity. While people who self-harm may not intend to end their lives, the consequences of this risky behaviour can be fatal. A careful assessment can be done by staff at Psychological Solutions and individuals can learn other ways of dealing with intense emotions.