Self Harm Is A Phenomenon
1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males engage in self injury.
Females comprise 60 percent of those who engage in self injury.
Almost half of those who self harm begin around age 14 and continue into their 20s.
Many who self harm learn how to do so from friends.
Approximately 2 million cases are reported each year.
I recently blogged about self harm at jeffreydeanblog.com. I hope you will take the time to read what I am saying to students about this very real danger. Then, I hope you will talk about this with your teen.