Self Harm

Many service personnel who have committed suicide did so because of traumatic experiences prior to their enlistment, according to a new study.
Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of psychological treatments are urgently required to inform recommendations for clinical practice with young people who self-harm.
More attention needs to be paid to the potentially destructive effects of perfectionist tendencies, an expert has argued.
The British Psychological Society has welcomed the World Health Organization’s first ever World Suicide Prevention Report.
Clinicians and neuroscientists must work together to understand and improve psychological treatments says an article in Nature magazine.
On our Research Digest, guest blogger James Coyne finds that the answer to the question of whether treating depression also treats suicida
Mental health patients may be more likely to commit suicide when they are receiving home-based care than they would be if they were hospital inpatients, according to a new
Healthcare officials should pay more attention to mental health problems, because it could reduce people's life expectancy more than smoking can, according to new research
The annual conference of the actors' trade union Equity has approvd a motion saying it should provide more support for  members struggling with mental health issues such as depression, one insider has said.
University of Glasgow (UoG) chair of health psychology Professor Rory O'Connor has been awarded status of Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS).
A groundbreaking new project between Bristol University and the Samaritans is to assess the role of the internet in affecting people with suicidal thoughts.
When you ask people what is morally wrong with suicide, they usually refer to the harm caused to the deceased's family and friends, and to the victim themselves.
A new National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA), aimed at reducing the number of suicides in England and improving support for those affected by suicide, has been launched.
Today, Friday 17 January, a consensus statement on information sharing and suicide prevention has been pu
A disturbing new study has revealed that thousands of young people could be at risk of suicide because they feel they have nothing going for them.
A new study has indicated that people who are released from prison may need more psychological help when it comes to dealing with mental health issues and their transit
The number of teenagers deliberately hurting themselves is on the increase.
In 2010 more people died by suicide than were killed in war, by murder, or in natural disasters.
Those with migraine are twice as likely to suffer from depression, according to new research conducted by a team from the University of Toronto and published in the online version of t
New research is to take a closer look at self-harm among young people in care.
A rise in suicide rates in Europe and the Americas may be linked to the global economic crisis.
A person who exercises regularly as a young person may be at a reduced risk of suicidal behaviour when they get older.
Young women who have eating disorders may be at greater risk of attempting suicide.
Around 289 people in Northern Ireland take their own lives each year, and men from low socio-economic backgrounds living in deprived areas can be up to ten times more likely to die by suicide than men from high socio-economic backgrounds living in
Among the various risk factors for suicide, psychologists have recognised for some time that a person's occupation plays an important part.
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