My own personal battle with self-harming is no secret and something I have openly discussed here, on my personal blog, and also on ‘Reson8 Freedom‘ (a fairly new blog dedicated to this specific subject) and to helping others who battle with this.
Additionally through following the blogs of Guild Members I am also aware that several other members have or do battle with this issue and so I thought I would share this article with you all.
“Children bullied during their early years are up to three times more likely to self harm than their classmates,”1
This is it seems taken from a BBC News Report which is…
based on a study that assessed whether children were bullied at several points during childhood, as well as whether they had self-harmed in the months before their 12th birthday.statement made 1
The study in question was …
carried out by researchers from King’s College London and other institutions in the UK and US. It was funded by a number of organisations, including the Medical Research Council.
The study was published in the peer-reviewed British Medical Journal.1
Self-Harming affects more people ( of various ages) than we know and is a very real issue which, in the opinion of this writer, still has associated with it a great deal of stigma and misunderstanding that mental illness has suffered and which has since been reduced in many areas.
I would encourage all members who are interested to check out this article.