By Cara Acred.
The short answer is ‘yes’.
Young teenagers are becoming increasingly unhappy, with growing concerns about school, their appearance and the amount of choice and freedom they have, a report has warned. By Victoria Ward.
Adolescents commonly use social media to reach out when they are depressed.
Deliberate self-harm is a behaviour distinct from attempting suicide. For some people it becomes a ‘coping strategy’ for dealing with overwhelming or painful feelings. Coping with the urges to self-harm requires learning different ways to deal with these feelings.
As another teenage suicide is linked to the social-networking website, pressure grows on its foreign owners, parents and our Government to act. By Joe Shute.
Is there a link between self-harm and eating disorders?