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Self-Harm and Young People: Issues in Society - Volume 338

There are many types of behaviours that are considered to be deliberate self-harm (or self-injury), and young people harm themselves for different reasons. Non-fatal, self-injuring behaviours such as self-cutting, self-poisoning, self-burning and even attempted suicide are common but often hidden responses to emotional pain, and are attempts to relieve, control or express distressing feelings. Research suggests that 6-7% of young Australians aged 15-24 harm themselves in any given year, and over 12% report having self-harmed at some point in their life. This title explores the prevalence of self-harm, identifies the warning signs, and addresses the myths and misconceptions. Advice is also presented on how to deal with these behaviours for people who self-harm and their concerned friends and families. What are the causes of self-harm, who is at risk, and what are the ways in which young people in distress can find support in order to cope with their feelings? How do you keep out of self-harm’s way?


  • Self-harm and young people
  • International self-harm and suicide
  • Study challenges evidence on age of onset of self-injury in Australia
  • In harm’s way
  • Study finds one in twelve teenagers self-harm
  • The scourge
  • Mythbuster: sorting fact from fiction on self-harm
  • Self-harm
  • Deliberate self-harm
  • Self-injury/self-harm
  • About self-harm
  • Understanding self-harm
  • How can I help someone who self-harms?
  • Deliberate self-harm
  • Youth suicide – the warning signs
  • Suicide: facts and statistics
  • A summary of “what we know” and “what we don’t know” in relation to suicide and self-harm in Australia
  • Helping someone at risk of suicide

 Includes Worksheets and activities; Fast facts; Glossary; Web links; Index

Self-Harm and Young People: Issues in Society - Volume 338

Author: Editor: Justin Healey

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