Friday, February 17, 2006
Youth and self harm - Samaritans
I found some statistics on self-harm on the Samaritans website here. It's part of a report called Youth and self harm which is based on a survey of 41 schools in Birmingham, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire during 2000-2001.
- 10 per cent of teenagers aged 15 and 16 years old have deliberately self-harmed - seven per cent in the previous year.
- Girls are nearly four times more likely to self-harm than boys.
- The most common reason given was 'to find relief from a terrible situation,' the least common reason was 'to get my own back.'
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