Rates of self-harm are increasing among young people, as a way of coping with overwhelming emotions and pressure. As many as a fifth (22%) of teenage girls self-harm, whilst rates in boys are 9%. There has been a 68% rise in teenage hospital admissions because of self-harm in the past decade alone.
For young people harming, it can be hard to think about how to stop. For parents and professionals, it can be daunting trying to help.
This accessible and practical book demystifies a subject many people find hard to understand, assessing its causes and showing the way to recovery. Suitable for the carer and harmer alike, this book offers an encouraging companion along the path to getting well.