I've just joined this forum as my partner.. practices(?) self harming and she cut herself last night with me in the house so I have decided to try and seek some help and support (for both of us).
We've been together (on and off due to her depression) for 7 months now, and I know she has self harmed in the past, but has recently started again.
When we found her, all I could do was just hold her tight (someone else cleaned up her legs) and constantly reassure her that it was nothing to be ashamed or sorry about.
On reading this site, it seems to be the right thing to do, but is there much I could have done to help beforehand?
Thankfully, she said that me being there afterwards has helped her a lot, and it's helped me to understand it a bit better.