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4000+ self-harm calls to helpline

ChildLine, YouthNet, Selfharm.co.uk and YoungMinds are today launching a campaign to mark Self-Harm Awareness Day. The day is being supported by X-Factor star Tulisa.

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Facts about self-harm

  • Self-harm is not a mental illness, nor is it an attempt to commit suicide.
  • It doesn't just affect girls. Boys self-harm too, but they are much less likely to tell anyone about it.
  • Young people from all walks of life self-harm, regardless of their social or ethnic background.
  • Self-harm is not a fashion fad, nor is it 'attention seeking behaviour'.
  • It is not easy for a young person to stop self-harming behaviour.

According to charity YouthNet.

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