Self-Harm – Identification


Self-harm is when someone hurts themselves on purpose. In most cases there is no suicidal intention but a teenagers safety must always be kept in mind and it may be helpful to have the risk they pose to themselves assess by a professional.

This web page is short and sweet and contains information on the varying types of of self-harming behaviours and the statistics for self-harm.


Stem4 aims to stem teenage mental illness and support teenage mental health. They focus on four specific areas of mental health and provide specific information on these areas to a variety of stakeholders. The information on this webpage is therefore of high quality and based in factual evidence. Overall, this is an amazing resource.

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Some of the topics discussed in the linked resources are challenging, and potentially upsetting. If you are a young person experiencing mental health difficulties or other issues highlighted by the resources, please seek the support of a trusted adult. If you need immediate help, please visit this page for information on what to do.