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Stop Self Harm!

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THE STORY:

This disturbing phenomenon is a real and present danger to our teenagers worldwide, especially in developed countries, such as the U.S. and those in western Europe. Frequently, untreated depression and other mental health challenges create an environment of despair that leads people to cope with these challenges in unhealthy ways. Check out these self mutilation statistics:

Each year, 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males engage in self injury
90 percent of people who engage in self harm begin during their teen or pre-adolescent years
Nearly 50 percent of those who engage in self injury activities have been sexually abused

Females comprise 60 percent of those who engage in self injurious behavior
About 50 percent of those who engage in self mutilation begin around age 14 and carry on into their 20s

Many of those who self injure report learning how to do so from friends or pro self injury websites

Approximately two million cases are reported annually in the U.S.
While these self harm statistics are from reliable sources, truly accurate information about rates and trends of self mutilation are difficult to come by because the majority of participants conceal their activities. Their behavior may never come to the attention of medical professionals or other social services.


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