Year: 2013 Source: Med J Aust.(2010).193(9):506-510. Download PDF. SIEC No: 20130890

Objective: To understand self-injury and its correlates in the Australian population. Conclusion: The prevalence of self-injury in Australia in the 4 weeks before the survey was substantial and self-injury may begin at older ages than previously reported. Self-injurers are more likely to have mental health problems and are at higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviour than non-self-injurers, and many self-injurers do not seek help.

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