self-harm

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self-harm

(sĕlf′-härm′)

self-harm

n
(Psychology) the practice of cutting or otherwise wounding oneself, usually considered as indicating psychological disturbance
ˌself-ˈharming n
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THERE has been a "rapid" rise in teenage girls self-harming in recent years, experts have found.
A quarter of 14-15 year-old girls in the study said they had thoughts about self-harming and 15 per cent had self-harmed in the previous 12 months, Ms Hollonds said.
SELF-HARMING is when a young person chooses to inflict pain on themselves in some way.
Her first experience of self-harming came at 14, when she began boarding school in Yorkshire.
Amelia's own issues started as a reaction to family problems, and she kept the self-harming to herself for years before she got help and turned her life around.
The survey was composed of around 6,000 participants and reveals many children are self-harming more than once a month.
The number of children admitted to hospitals for self-harming injuries has soared by more than 50 per cent in three years.
One could argue that this has been fuelled by recent studies identifying a growing prevalence of self-harming behaviour in young people (Camelot Foundation/Mental Health Foundation, 2006).