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self-injury

(sĕlf′ĭn′jə-rē)
n.
Self-inflicted physical harm, such as cutting, that is not suicidal and is usually a response to stress or trauma. Also called self-harm, self-mutilation.

self-injury,

n the act of intentionally hurting oneself. One manifestation of this is known as
cutting.
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It comes after research earlier this year found hospital admissions for self-harm in St Helens were among the highest in the country.
In some areas of Tyne and Wear, the number of self-harm admissions for 10 to 14 year olds has more than doubled over the past four years while in others the number of admissions of 15 to 19 year olds has increased by 78% in that time.
It is about prevention and not just treatment after the event, what more can be done through schools to try and reduce the levels of self-harm through well-being programmes.
It also sets out strategic aims and objectives to prevent and reduce suicide and self-harm, and builds on measures set out in Together for Mental Health and the pioneering Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.
In 2012, the highest rate of intentional self-harm hospitalisations for both males and females was in the 15-19 years age group (103.
Aside from the obvious danger of death, self-harm and suicide attempts can be seriously detrimental to an individual's longterm physical health, if they survive.
The NICE guidelines on management of self-harm further advise: "Do not use risk assessment tools and scales to determine who should and should not be offered treatment or who should be discharged from hospital.
The problem is far worse in girls with 1,223 being treated for self-harm in Wales compared with 319 boys.
e numbers of those affected by suicide and self-harm in Scotland are horrendous and I thought the walks could bring a lot of good here.
MORE than 12,000 visits were made to Northern Ireland A&E departments for self-harm or suicidal thoughts last year, research has revealed.