Self harm cutting yourself is an addiction that many young people suffer from, emotional problems build up and many turn a blade on themselves. It is reported by most mental health officials that the majority of cutters suffer from emotional and depression issues that lead to the harming of their own bodies, what may be equally alarming is that in one school teachers allowed this practice and even contributed to the self harm. The act of cutting yourself can be an addiction which is has connections to suicidal thoughts.
Harm or suicide?
Although the majority of mental health professionals state that those who self harm are not trying to take their lives this may not be the case, a study from Youth Mental Health Advocacy in Europe showed that over 50% of cutters did in fact think often about suicide, these cutters are not classified as “suicidal” but it does show that there is a link between self harm and suicidal thought.
“Kids are drinking earlier, smoking earlier, self-harming earlier, having sex earlier … the younger you have your adolescence the more stressful it is and the less skills you have in coping with adult situations.” Stated Paul Denborough, psychiatrist Cutting yourself is an addiction, it is a coping mechanism due to a stressful or depressive situation.
As the numbers of people who are self harming increases the demands on health professionals for a solution are increasing as well, many are not able to handle the booming numbers of young adults and teens who harm. A student at United Park School in Surry, England was provided sterilized blade kits and escorted to the bathroom to "carry out self-harm in safe and controlled manner," This caused a public outcry and highlighted the lack of answers that health professionals have for those self-harming, cutting yourself is an addiction that many young people are adopting and it is very danger.
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