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ERIC Number: EJ698521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-22
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Self-Injury: The Secret Language of Pain for Teenagers.
Austin, Len; Kortum, Julie
Education, v124 n3 p517 Spr 2004
Why would students purposefully harm themselves? Why would they cut their own wrists, yet not be suicidal? These questions are addressed in this article that explores the myths and types of self-injury in which children and teenagers engage. Research indicates a connection between self-injurers and home abuse, and anorexia. This article discusses those connections and the psychological nature of self-injury, and its addictive quality. In addition, there are suggestions for parents, teachers and counselors, on how to give assistance to those children who would harm themselves. A case study is also included.
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