December 6th, 2011

We often hear the term self-harm and it wrongly has associations with ‘emo’s’ ‘goth’s’ and those who are seeking attention from others, when this couldn’t be further from the truth. I recently wrote an article for Mental Healthy on the huge rise of young people receiving medical treatment for self-harm and at the same time of hearing of these statistics, came across a YouTube video of a very brave young man from the US speaking out about his experiences of that and homophobic bullying. You can watch his video here (please note that it may contain material you may find upsetting and please by mindful about this before choosing to view it)