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:
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.