Why young New Zealanders self-harm – and what you can do about it

By Karen February 17, 2018

New Zealand has a high rate of self-harm among young people, but there are ways to help them cope, writes Victoria University psychology professor and Listener columnist Marc Wilson.

“All the people I see hurt themselves,” said the clinical psychologist from the Youth Specialty Service. “What do you mean, like accidents?” I asked. “No, they deliberately hurt themselves, like cutting.”

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