Self-harm in young people

Kids Helpline, Australia

This webpage provides information for parents and carers about children who self-injure and some suggestions for what they can do.

It includes the following topics:

  • ‘What is self-injury?’
  • ‘Why do young people self-injure?’
  • ‘How often is it happening?’
  • ‘How can you know that it is happening?’
  • ‘What is the impact on children and their families?’
  • ‘What can parents do?’

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