A new report released mid-November examining teenagers and self-harm found troubling results. One in 12 teenagers will engage in self-harming activities such as cutting, burning or other life threatening risks. The study was conducted by the Center for Adolescent Health, Melborne, Australia.
The problem is global, especially among girls and women 15-24 years of age. These acts of self-harm are considered predictors of mental health disorders and a vulnerability for suicide. The study followed young people from 1992 to 2008. For more information go to Sun-sentinel.com/health/sns-rt-us-self-harmtre7ag025-20111116,0,5980946.story