It’s tempting to think limits would cause teens to riot in the streets. But Facebook’s own research reveals that young people are well aware of social media’s downsides.
Self-harm is often a response to mounting stress and uncertainty. So it’s not surprising rates have gone up during the pandemic. Self-harm can be a means to cope and establish control over emotions.
Social media doesn’t always offer comfort, but the space and support it can provide should be mirrored offline
During the first lockdown, the number of people seeking help for depression, anxiety and self-harm dropped by up to 48% in some cases.
New data shows self-harm incidents in immigration detention have spiked his year amid concerns over the pandemic. We must take steps to reduce asylum seekers’ vulnerability and prevent further harm.
Lockdowns have a key role in controlling COVID-19 but we must be aware of the risks of isolating people who are vulnerable to suicidal distress.
Comparing presentations to Victorian hospital emergency departments in May 2020 to those in May 2019 reveals some important differences.
There were 8,000 forced relocations in Australia’s immigration detention system in a nearly two-year span. New research shows how distressing and destabilising these movements are for refugees.
A new report offers data on mental health in young people.
And homelessness makes reoffending more likely.
Researchers found that between 2008 and 2016, self-harm rates among Danish teenagers actually decreased.
NICE guidelines suggest that boys who come to come to A&E because of self-harm should be admitted to hospital. Often, this isn’t happening.
New research uncovers the reasons for the chronic underspending on young people’s mental health services.
Stigma can make people who self-injure reluctant to disclose their experiences and seek help. One way to combat the stigma is to debunk some of the most common myths that surround self-injury.
Despite low crime rates, indiscriminate mass stabbings aren’t unheard of in Japan. But unlike recent mass killings in Western countries, they aren’t motivated by right-wing ideology.
A doctor explains how he introduces mindfulness to self-harming youth in the emergency room.
It’s not just the media who fuel unnecessary concern about so-called suicide games.
It is clear nature and nurture are factors in suicidal behaviour. But how they interact now needs to be investigated further.
Young people turn to social media for support and encouragement, when society fails to help.
Women in prison with brain injury are at increased risk of substance abuse, poor mental health and suicide. Yet support for these women is scant.