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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People with Willis-Ekbom Disease or Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) are likely to be at a greater risk of suicide, suicidal thoughts and self-harm, a study claimed.
THE number of self-harm incidents at a north-east super-prison has skyrocketed, prompting calls for action amid a "state of emergency" in Scottish jails.
THE number of self-harm incidents in Welsh prisons has reached record levels, figures from Cardiff University's Wales Governance Centre show.
Despite this fall, an average of four self-harm incidents a day were recorded there.
In 2011, 1,725 youngsters aged between nine and 17 were taken to hospital with self-harm injuries.
The UK has the highest rate of self-harm of any country in Europe, with estimates suggesting that about 400 in 100,000 people are inflicting harm upon themselves.
In the past nine years, in two Liverpool hospitals, around seven in ten of all youngsters admitted with self-harm injuries were girls.
NEWCASTLE beauty queen Alisha Cowie has opened up about the graphic social media posts which led her to self-harm aged just 13.
More than 11 self-harm cases are recorded every week at Birmingham Prison, in what experts are calling "a national scandal".
record number of self-harm incidents are taking place in prisons, in what experts are calling "a national scandal".
In September last year the government undertook a Rapid Evidence Assessment to improve understanding of self-harm in adult men in prison.
Changes to Instagram's self-harm content rules follow a comprehensive review involving experts and academics from around the world on youth, mental health, and suicide, according to chief executive Adam Mosseri.