Self Harm

Self-harm occurs when people intentionally hurt themselves, without intending suicide (although self-harm can result in death). Self-harm can result from a range of harmful behaviours, but the most common form of self-harm for teenagers is cutting. Often self-harming behaviour will be hidden from others, which can make it incredibly difficult to assess. The reasons for self-harm are not clearly understood, and may differ from person to person. Given the extremely serious nature of self-harm, and the potential for serious physical danger, it is crucial that those at risk of self-harming receive psychological support as early as possible

How To Help

Self-harm occurs when people intentionally hurt themselves, without intending suicide (although self-harm can result in death). Self-harm can result from a range of harmful behaviours, but the most common form of self-harm for teenagers is cutting. Often self-harming behaviour will be hidden from others, which can make it incredibly difficult to assess. The reasons for self-harm are not clearly understood, and may differ from person to person. Given the extremely serious nature of self-harm, and the potential for serious physical danger, it is crucial that those at risk of self-harming receive psychological support as early as possible.

 

Article here:

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/northern-beaches/disturbing-rise-in-self-harm-among-schoolchildren-on-northern-beaches/story-fngr8hax-1227217593054