Posts Tagged ‘self-harm’

Here is the link to the initial findings on self-harm, drug and alcohol use:

SASH – alcohol and drugs preliminary findings

Registration is now open for the launch event on 31st October, 2-5pm at the University of Edinburgh.

Places are limited, so registration is essential.

All welcome, and the event is totally free!

See flyer below for further details, or the click here for link to the eventbrite page where you can register to attend.

SASH flyer – event 31-10-14


launch advert

Cyber self-harm?

Posted: December 5, 2013 in Random thoughts
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A report on the BBC news website yesterday (see it here) introduced me to the concept of ‘cyber self-harm’ – where people ‘troll’ themselves on sites like

A study carried out in the US found that 10% of students in a survey reported having ‘bullied themselves’ online. It is worth looking at the paper the BBC were reporting on (not least because they seem to have got some of the stats wrong!)

It will be interesting to see what young people think of this. What the BBC report doesn’t mention, but the paper by Englander does, is that many of the young people found that cyber self-harm was ‘successful’. The survey also found that young people reporting cyber self-harm were also more likely to report using drugs and alcohol.

I wonder whether anything like cyber self-harm could have existed before the internet?