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Depression and Self-harm

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Amber Stone

on 16 May 2013

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Depression Self-Harm A condition of mental disturbance, typically with lack of energy and difficulty in maintaining concentration or interest in life. The deliberate non-suicidal injuring of one's body Cutting, burning, skin picking, reopening wounds, hitting, bone breaking, punching, head banging 60 % of those who self-harm report not thinking about suicide Correlation Between Depression and Self-harm Many claim self-harm eases the pain in their mind and helps them to relax Neglect from friends, family, and the outside world often leads to self-harm 80% of the 18.8 million people who are depressed do not receive any kind of help or treatment Depression may be caused by alcohol or drug abuse, some medical conditions, certain medications, sleeping problems, and stressful life events Ways to treat depression at home Doing activities with others, talking with friends or family about recovery and treatment, maintain a positive outlook, exercise regularly, keep a steady diet, regulate sleep, and avoid drinking alcohol About 20% of teens will experience depression while about 5% of teens currently have major depression Of those clinically depressed, about 15% will commit suicide Just in 2010, more than 1,800 children under ten years old were hospitalized because of self-harm in England Amber Stone 1101 Learning the triggers to one's self-harming is a huge step in recovering If you want to help a depressed friend it's best to know about depression and how it affects them The Butterfly Project Bracelets Those who self-harm often use many bracelets to cover their scars but some may use some from friends to keep themselves from creating more Excessive internet use has been found to be a cause of depression 8 out of 10 teens hospitalized from self-harm are girls Self-harm is not about attention seeking! Three out of ten girls and 1 out of ten boys have self-harmed or thought about doing so in 2008 To Write Love On Her Arms A non-profit movement dedicated to helping those struggling with depression, self-harm, and addiction On April 16th anyone who struggles with self harm, is suicidal, is depressed, has anxiety, is unhappy, going through a broken heart, lost a loved one, etc. draw a semicolon on your wrist http://www.life-revived.com/forums/offer-your-support/5459-semicolon-project-april-2013-a.html Semicolon Project Self-harm and Depression Projects Bracelet
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