Rising self-harm rates suggest financial crisis may have hit middle-aged men hardest

Self-harm in middle-aged men increased significantly following the 2008 financial crisis, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Manchester. The research from the Multi-Centre Study of Self-harm in England, funded by the Department of Health is published online by the British Journal of Psychiatry today (30 May). The team investigated self-poisoning and self-injury in three cities, […]

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Evan Rachel Wood Just Shared A Photo Of Her Scars From Self-Harm To Promote Awareness

Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood opened up to her Twitter followers about her struggles with self abuse and an abusive relationship by posting two tweets. In the first photo, she posted three glamorous-looking shots from a past photo shoot, with a caption describing the reality of what she was really going through. “The day of this photoshoot, I was so […]

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Self-harm and social media: A knee-jerk ban on content could actually harm young people

Instagram has announced it will ban graphic self-harm images from the platform. The social media company has been under pressure from the UK government and health professionals – including Dame Sally Davies, England’s chief medical officer, who recently argued that social media companies have a duty of care to keep children safe. There is growing concern that such content “has […]

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