The authors look at both the risk factors and the protective factors involved in emotional health, and address the impact of issues such as bullying, social exclusion, loss, and bereavement.
Chapter 2.10: Deliberate Self-Harm
Some guys were puttin’ him
down, bullin’ him round (round)
now I wish I would'a talked to him
given him the time of day, not turn away
if I would have, then it wouldn't'a maybe go this far
Oh, no no-no
yeah, (his) life was stole
Now we'll never know (stole)
What Behaviours are We Talking about?
Deliberate self-harm can be defined as an act with a non-fatal outcome in which an individual deliberately did one or more of the following:
- initiated behaviour, for example of cutting, jumping from a height, which they intended to cause self-harm;
- ingested a substance in excess of the prescribed or generally recognized therapeutic dose;
- ingested a recreational or in illicit drug that was an ...