Sometimes, when someone is having a hard time, they may consider harming themselves or taking their own life.
Suicidal behaviour indicates deep unhappiness, not necessarily a mental health issue. Many people living with mental health issues aren’t suicidal, and not all people who take their own lives have a mental health issue.
When someone talks about harming themselves or suicide, they’re usually saying 'I’m not coping right now' or 'I need some help'. They may harm themselves because they want to stop or release some of the unbearable pain they’re experiencing.