Child in Mind: why do some people self-harm?

11.12.2016 - By Child in Mind

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Self-harming behaviour is becoming more common according to recent statistics, and particularly among young people between 16 and 25 years But what is self-harming behaviour, why do people do it and what help is available for those affected?

Claudia Hammond discusses these topics with Dr Trudie Rossouw, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and Grace, a 23 year old woman who self-harmed between the ages of 16.

This podcast includes material that some people may find disturbing.

Producer: Marya Burgess.
Assistant Producer: Rose Palmer.

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