'Fifth Of 14-year-old Girls Self-harm'
More than a fifth of 14-year-old girls in the UK said they had self-harmed, a report suggests.
A survey of 11,000 children detected 22% of the girls and 9% of the sons said they had hurt themselves on purpose in the year prior to the questionnaire.
Rates of self-harm were worst( 46%) among those who were attracted to people of the same or both genders.
The Children’s Society report said gender stereotypes and worries about looks were contributing to unhappiness.
Willow Smith reveals she used to self-harm Self-harm rising among teenage daughters Girls self-harm hospital figures doubled Media captionEmma’s narrative: ‘Why I started to self-harm aged 12 ‘ depression bullying pressure at school emotional abuse mourning having relationship problems with household or friends Show you understand Talk it over Discover the triggers Build their confidence Show you trust them Choose who you tell carefully Help them find new ways to cope depression tearfulness and low motive becoming withdrawn and isolated, for example wanting to be alone in their bedroom for long periods sudden weight loss or gain low self-esteem and self-blame drinking or taking drugs Samaritans Young Minds The Royal College of Psychiatrists