What percentage
of young people
who repeatedly self-harm
will attempt suicide?

Are you more
stressed than
most people
your age?

Teen boys
more sugar
than teen girls?

Try this

Most people start self-harming around 12 to 14 years of age. As many as 18% of people will self-harm at some point in their lives, and about 3% will self-injure repeatedly. If you self-harm and would like to know how you can stop, try this:

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They asked us

Q: For about the past month, I have been feeling down, and I have been really hating myself. Lately, I have been having self- harm thoughts. I don't want to be having these thoughts, because I feel like I might actually end up hurting myself soon.  

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Info sheet

Self-harm is more common in adolescents than in adults. About 7 to 14% of adolescents self-harm compared to just 4% of adults. Self-injury can be very hard to detect. The young person often harms him or herself in secret, feeling ashamed and guilty.  

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Other issues

Must watch

Most people who self-harm describe self-harming as a way of coping with difficult emotions, such as anger loneliness, and numbness. Watch this interview with Kat Cormack, who started self-injuring at age 14, and learn more about self-harm.  

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Last year, Kids Help Phone helped young people over two million times  through phone and online counselling services. 

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