What Self Harm is NOT

M.A.S.H

SELF HARM MYTHS

Most of us, when we come across Self Harm for the first time, fail to understand what is happening to the sufferer; I know I did.

In another article I have tried to explain what Self Harm IS, but I think it is even more helpful to look at what it ISN’T.

So let’s pause a moment and examine some of the  common misconceptions about Self Harm.

SELF HARM ONLY HAPPENS IN DEPRIVED AREAS OR BROKEN FAMILIES. 

Nothing could be further from the truth here. Statistics show that it doesn’t matter where someone is from, what their social or cultural background might be, or how well they perform at school. Young people are not more likely to have a problem with self-harm if they come from a more deprived part of town compared with more affluent areas. It doesn’t matter if their parents are together or divorced, if…

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