, however, is a strong risk factor for suicide, and the rates of teen suicide have also gone up: between 2010 and 2015 suicide rates among 15 to 19-year-olds rose from 3.
The totals of children self-harming
in all health boards were: Ayrshire and Arran, 88, Dumfries and Galloway, 17, Borders, at least 66, Grampian, 170, Orkney, seven, Lanarkshire, 126, Shetland, 24, Highland, 100, Western Isles, at least 22, Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 215, Fife, 105.
I started self-harming
around May of 2005," explains Amelia.
But while it's important to remember that sometimes, young people who self-harm may be at risk of suicide, this is rare, and for the vast majority of cases, self-harming
is a coping mechanism.
Elaine said: "We need to break the taboos that surround self-harming
and I would urge any young person thinking about self-harming
to seek support and advice.
I find it interesting how psychiatric patients nowadays, who profess to feel relief from purging and cutting, are not self-curing but considered to be self-harming
and manifesting a symptom of a mental disorder.
Janet Boden, ChildLine's service manager in Liverpool, said: "Although self-harming
is not a new problem, sharing images of self-harm on social media sites is a worrying new development.
Most users went to the forums for empathy or to discuss safety issues rather than talk about how they could reduce their self-harming
11) If we better understood the functions served by self-harming
behaviors, we might be able to understand suicidal thoughts, an attempt and completed suicide.
Distinguishing suicide attempts from nonsuicidal self-harming
Nick Holdsworth, nurse consultant at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, said: "We know that self-harming
rates are linked to alcohol use.
An approximate half (n = 4) of these inmates had initiated self-harm after imprisonment and a nearly equal number (n = 5) had been self-harming