Myth: People who talk about suicide aren’t serious and won’t go through with it.
Fact: People who kill themselves have often told someone that they do not feel life is worth living or that they have no future. Some may have actually said they want to die.
For a lot of kids and teens, one of the most difficult things about self-harming is struggling to tell their parents. They are afraid to bring up the subject and worry about what their parents will say. It can be tough to know how to start a conversation like this.
Rates of self-harm could be rising more quickly in children and adolescents from ethnic minority groups than in those from white groups, according to a study led by University of Manchester researchers.
OK. So you’ve heard of self-harm and maybe you know people who do it. But do you actually know what it is and why people self-harm?
Despite common belief, disordered eating is not just about food. Food is used as a coping mechanism for the difficult emotions felt by someone with disordered eating, and the behaviours portrayed do no justice for the complex ways of thinking responsible for them.