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    03/01/2012 -- Self-Injury Awareness Day (SIAD)

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    • A recent Australian study has found that 1 in 12 people self-injure during their teen years. 10% of these people will continue self-injuring into adulthood. Of these only 1 in 8 will be hospitalized. The same study found that self-injury is one of the most significant predictors of  completed suicide. Of those who commit suicide about 50-60% had a known history of self-harm. That does not mean all self-injurers are suicidal or that acts of self-injury are suicide attempts and the same study admits that it does not know how many self-injurers have died due to suicide.


      Recent research in the UK shows that of the 1,398 young people surveyed by ChildLine, selfharm.co.uk, YouthNet and YoungMinds more than half admitted to self-injuring daily or a few times a week.


      With heavy statistics like these raising awareness of self-injury is important and the self-injury community and their supporters can show their support of Self-Injury Awareness Day by wearing orange or wearing an orange ribbon, wristband, or bracelet. Or by speaking out about self-injury and letting the world know that it’s not a teenage problem, it’s not a fad, it’s a problem affecting people of all ages and from all walks of life.

      We’ve come a long way towards public awareness and understanding of self-injury since Princess Diana first spoke up in 1996 about her experiences with self-injury. We still have a long way to go but it’s been quite an experience to see how far we’ve come since I became a part of the self-injury community in 1999.

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