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Self Harm Awareness Day - Wednesday 1st March 2017

 
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Self Harm Awareness Day - Wednesday 1st March 2017
by Hilma Wright - Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 12:16 PM
 

Self Harm Awareness Day - Wednesday 1st March 2017

It has been estimated that one in twelve young people in the UK have self-harmed at some point in their lives.

The reality is that:

  • Self-harm is not a mental illness, nor is it an attempt to commit suicide.
  • It doesn’t just affect girls. Boys self-harm too, but they are much less likely to tell anyone about it.
  • We know that young people from all walks of life self-harm, regardless of their social or ethnic background.
  • Self-harm is not a fashion fad, nor is it merely ‘attention seeking behaviour’.
  • Most importantly, it is not easy for a young person to stop self-harming behaviour.

 

Want to know more about self-harm, the myths and staying safe?

Have a look at the link below:

https://www.selfharm.co.uk/get/facts/what_is_self-harm

 

What is self-harm?

www.selfharm.co.uk

The Facts. What is self-harm? Who self-harms? Self-harm statistics; Recovering from self-harm; Dealing with Scars; Disclosure: Sharing stories of self-harm.