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Bariatric surgery can increase tendency to self-harm

Research has found that bariatric surgery can increase the likelihood of self-harm and suicide in some morbidly obese patients, suggesting a need to review counseling procedures. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

New study examines the link between hospital care for self-harm and risk of death

A University of Manchester study which followed up 38,415 people admitted to hospital with self-harm has, for the first time, investigated the association between the treatment patients receive in… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Adolescents with sleep problems more likely to self-harm

There is a strong relationship between sleep problems such as insomnia, and self-harm, according to findings in a new Norwegian study. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Economic recessions may have an impact on suicide and self-harm rates

Two new studies publishing in the International Journal of Epidemiology have examined associations between economic downturns and rates of suicide. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Tracking the trends in youth self-harm visitation rates to Alberta’s emergency rooms

A Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry study at the University of Alberta is giving new insight into the youth visiting Alberta’s emergency rooms for self-harming behaviour. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Self-harm, suicide ideation tightly linked in Iraq, Afghanistan veterans

Non-suicidal self-injury–that is, purposefully hurting oneself without conscious suicidal intent–is relatively common among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, according to a study published online in… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

How society makes it worse for people who self-harm

Social attitudes are reinforcing the negative beliefs towards people who self harm, according to research. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Teenage self-harm linked to problems in later life

Those who self-harm as teenagers are more at risk of developing mental health and substance misuse problems as adults, new research from the biggest study of its kind in the UK has revealed. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Boys Who Don’t Feel Accepted at Greater Risk of Self-Harm

New research suggests that when boys feel they are not accepted by peers or family they are at high risk for committing future harm or suicide. Brown University researchers studied 99 teens hospitalized out of concern for suicide risk and found that a high perception of family invalidation, or a lack of acceptance, predicted future […]

Support for parents who are left ‘bewildered and afraid’ by children’s self-harm

Mums and dads who may be overwhelmed by their children’s self-harming can now find support in the experiences of other parents, through a new resource on the website healthtalk.org. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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