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Are Young People Who Self-Harm More Likely To Commit Violent Crimes?

A new study examined whether adolescents who self-harm have a higher risk of hurting others.  New research has determined that a predilection for self-harm in adolescence and early adulthood may also foretell a risk for harming others. Data culled from a long-term study on twins from preschool age until their early 20s suggested that individuals […]

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"Sharp Objects" To End Episodes With Mental Health, Substance Abuse PSA

The HBO limited series follows a reporter who struggles with self-harm and alcoholism while investigating a murder case. The HBO limited series Sharp Objects will feature a card at the conclusion of each episode that will provide information on help for those who may be experiencing issues of self-harm and/or substance abuse. The critically praised series, created […]

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Garbage's Shirley Manson Pens Essay About Self-Harm

“Today I try to remain vigilant against these old thought patterns. I vow to hold my ground. I attempt to be kind, not only to myself but also to other people.” Shirley Manson has written a vulnerable op-ed for The New York Times, revealing that she began cutting herself as a teenager. Manson writes that […]

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When Teens Hurt Themselves…Online

“You should just kill yourself.” I thought that if people thought the messages I was saying to myself were coming from other people, they would be more willing to help me out. Trigger warning: The following story discusses self-harm. What happens when social media becomes the weapon of choice for self-harm; when the cyberbully is […]