Misconceptions about self-harm #2

#2 Only pre-teen, females self-harm.

For some reason, many believe that self-harm affects female exclusively.  Self-harm, like alcoholism, bulimia, drug addictions, etc,. does not only affect young people of a certain gender. Triggers can happen to anyone at any age, and reasons that people self-harm can manifest at any age.

*About 30-40% of people who self-harm are males. While this is a small percentage compared to females, it shows that self-harm does not occur JUST  among females.

Here are the results from the National Self-Harm Network survey (390 respondents) –> survey includes both males and females.

9.5%
50.3%
21.7%
12.1%
5.9%
0.5%
0%
Under 16
17 – 25
26 – 34
35 – 44
45 – 54
55 – 64
65 plus
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