a woman thinks about self injury awareness day

Self-Injury Awareness Day

Self-Injury Awareness Day is recognized internationally on March 1st. The event brings awareness about the prevalence of self-harm among individuals. Past research has shown that up to 4% of adults and 15% of adolescents acted out some form of self-harm. The increased self-injury rates among young people have caused Destination for Teens to address the issue. What…

Contemplative girl during self injury awareness month

March is Self Injury Awareness Month

Self-injury or self-harm is usually a response to severe emotional distress. A person may cause intentional, non-suicidal injuries to his or her body as a way to mirror psychological pain with emotional pain. In some cases, the physical injury can have a temporary calming effect and, in others, a self-inflicted wound is a way to…