Erin McCrory

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Self-harm is not just attention-seeking: it's time to talk openly about the issue

There are a huge number of reasons why people choose to self-harm – and the more we discuss them, and the reasons behind them, the better, say experts in the run-up to Self-Harm Awareness Day<p>Three years ago, with her parents and sisters out for dinner, then-13-year-old Lucy found herself alone in …

Mental Health

Schools Are 'Struggling To Cope' With Rise In Students Self-Harming

Schools are struggling to cope with students self-harming, as the numbers have increased by 20% on the previous year, according to NHS figures.<p>The …

5 Ways To Help Someone Who Self-Harms

<i>*Trigger Warning – minor references to acts of self-harm.*</i><p>Discovering someone you love hurts themselves is a difficult experience. The deliberate infliction of pain upon oneself is something that is difficult to understand, but empathising with the personal reasons behind an individual’s behaviour …

Mental Health

'Thanks To The Internet, Self-Harm Is Becoming Mainstream,' Warns Priory Group Doctor

Self-harm is becoming mainstream and no longer secret or taboo; instead it is something to share on blogs, forums and chat rooms, a doctor from a …

When A Daughter Self-Harms

The book Embodied Resistance looked irresistible. I often write about gender issues and the chapter headings in this book grabbed my attention with subjects including beauty and sexuality, transgender identities and breastfeeding in public. It seemed to be a feast of ideas for reflection and …

Mental Health: Surge In Children Admitted To A&E For Self-Harm And Mental Illnesses Of 'Major Concern'

The number of children being admitted to A&E and diagnosed with psychiatric disorders - and had also intentionally harmed themselves - has more than …

How Self-Harm Became a Teenage Issue, and What Can Be Done About It

Every report says the number of teenagers who are self-harming is rising, but are we in an epidemic or is it simply being better recognised?<p>Illustration by Cei Willis<p><i>This article was first published on VICE UK.</i><p>Self-harm among teenagers is pretty close to an epidemic in the UK. Evidence about the …

12 Confessions Of People Who Self-Harm

“My self-harm scars are over a year old today. I’m so happy that I made it.”

'Is There Anything I Can Do?' - Starting Conversations About Self-Harm

<i>One in 12 young people in the UK self-harm yet all too often their friends and family are unsure about what to do or how to help. I spoke to a</i> …

Mental Health

What Has Helped You To Stop Self-Harming?

Living with self-harm can be draining. Recovery takes time, patience, and a lot of self-care. What are some of the things that have worked for you?

Depression and self-harm soar among private school pupils, poll suggests

Survey of headteachers finds problems including eating disorders are now at unprecedented levels, with social media and exam stress blamed<p>Teenage pupils at British private schools are experiencing unprecedented levels of depression, eating disorders and self-harm, according to headteachers, who say …

Mental Health

My Child Is Self-Harming: What Can I Do?

Alamy<p>If you have recently discovered that your child is self-harming, you may feel at a loss as to what to do next. Here we offer an insight into …

Self-harm: ChildLine reports calls relating to five-year-olds

<b>Charity ChildLine has taken calls about self-harm relating to children as young as five, its manager in Wales says.</b><p>While self-harming is most prevalent among older teenage girls, there are fears it also affects younger children.<p>But new figures commissioned by BBC Wales show a rise in the number of …

Self-harm practised by one in 12 adolescents, study reveals

At-risk group affected by 'chemical melting pot' in brain caused by onset of puberty and hormones<p>One in 12 adolescents self-harm but most will stop in early adulthood, according to a study of the scale of the problem and the reasons why young people want to hurt themselves.<p>The extent of the problem …

Is your preteen or teen suicidal? Facts about kids and mental health

Karen Ranus, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Austin, offers us some startling statistics on teens and mental …

Mental Health

Getting Your Student Loans on Track

When Hannah Jones graduated from Kalamazoo College in Michigan last June, she was confident about two immediate, major life goals: getting an awesome …

College & University

5 Reasons Couples Should Seriously Consider Pre-Marital Counseling

You’re about to get married and commit to the most important romantic relationship in your life. Why not take the time and make the investment to set your marriage up for relational success? The research shows that it only takes eight hours of pre-marital counseling to give all couples a 30% higher …

9 Ways You Unwittingly Make Your Relationships Stronger (According to Science)

When it comes to trust, it's human nature to point to all the ways it gets broken. But what about the things you're already doing right to build trust in your relationships?<p>Your trustworthiness is the most worthwhile skill you can develop. According to Harvard Business Review's 10-year leadership …

6 Practices To Attract Love Into Your Life

So many people today are aching for love.<p>Almost every conversation I have about dreams, goals, failure, and success threads back to the essential need for people to feel and experience love. I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here, yet there is one factor that is often overlooked--or purposefully …

7 Warning Signs Your Teen Is in an Unhealthy Relationship

It’s one thing if you don’t like the person your teen is dating, but it’s quite another to realize that your child is in an unhealthy relationship. …

Social Media

5 Tips for Cultivating Your Teen's Self-Worth

One of the most powerful things parents can do for their teens is to help them cultivate a strong and solid self-worth. According to Clair …

Why I’m Allowing My Teens To Make Their Own Choices

His hazel eyes stared defiantly back at me and his toddler arms were folded across his Thomas the Tank Engine shirt. “But he started it,” he wailed, …

How Parents Can Help Their Teens Build Self-Worth

If you have a teenager who struggles with self-esteem, my guest blogger Nicole Burgess, LMFT, has some great tips on ways you can model …

Sexting Has Become 'Rite of Passage' for Teens, Internet Safety Activist Warns Parents

A leading internet safety advocate is warning parents about the dangers of sexting, saying that it has become a "rite of passage" among teens.

Internet Safety

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

Overview<p>How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims<p><b>New York Times …

Parenting

What This High School Counselor Wants Parents To Know

Today's parents are flooded with well-meaning advice, but it's not always practical or easy to implement. Erin O'Malley, who is the Dean of Student Services and Director of Counseling at Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia and on the Educational Advisory Board for …

Ultimate Guide To Cute Happy Birthday Wishes & Quotes

A birthday is a special occasion for the celebrant because it only comes once a year and during this day, you can show how you care about him/her and …

Happiness

Ten Lies You Shouldn't Tell Your Doctor

(Image Link)<p>Going to see the doctor isn't anybody's idea of a pleasure trip, and even if the whole thing goes smoothly we still can't help but wonder …

Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD is Largely a Fraud

<b>Categories</b>Autism & ADHD, Big Pharma, Carolanne Wright, Depression, Anxiety & Mental Health, DNA, the Brain & The Human Body, Health & Medical, …

Psychology