Teenage Self Harm

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Teenage Self Harm

*Each year, 1 in 5 females & 1 in 7 males engage in self-harm. *90% of people who self harm started in their adolesent years.*50% of people who self harm have been sexually abused.*Many who self harm report learning how to do so form friends or pro self injury websites.*Approximitely 2 million cases are reported anually in the U.S.



*Diagnostic and statistical Manual Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition lists self injurious behavior as a symptom of borderline personality disorder.*Also occursin other mental disorders like: eating disorders, deoression, anxiety disorders, &substance abuse.*The following behaviors are common among people who engage in self harm: cutting, burning, interfering with wound healing, punching/hitting, inserting objects into the skin, purposley bruising/breaking bones, certain forms of hair pulling, & suicide.


Teenage Self-Harm:





•Scars, such as from burns or cuts •Fresh cuts, scratches, bruises or other wounds •Broken bones •Keeping sharp objects on hand •Wearing long sleeves or long pants, even in hot weather •Claiming to have frequent accidents or mishaps •Spending a great deal of time alone •Pervasive difficulties in interpersonal relationships •Persistent questions about personal identity, such as "Who am I?" "What am I doing here?" •Behavioral and emotional instability, impulsivity and unpredictability •Statements of helplessness, hopelessness or worthlessness

*1-800-DON'T-CUT*http://www.selfinjury.com*1-800-273-TALK *To Write Love On Her Arms (http://www.TWLOHA.com)*1-800-SUICIDE *1-800-334-HELP *1-800-799-SAFE *1-877-332-7333

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