Deliberate self-harm in adolescents: Comparison between those who receive help following self-harm and those who do not

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Title Deliberate self-harm in adolescents: Comparison between those who receive help following self-harm and those who do not
Author Ystgaard, Mette; Arensman, Ella; Hawton, Keith; Madge, Nicola; Heeringen, Kees van; Hewitt, Anthea; Wilde, Erik Jan de; De Leo, Diego; Fekete, Sandor
Journal Name Journal of Adolescence
Year Published 2009
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Academic Press
Abstract This international comparative study addresses differences between adolescents who engage in deliberate self-harm (DSH) and who receive help following the DSH episode versus those who do not. A standardised self-report questionnaire was completed by pupils aged 14e17 in Australia, Belgium, England, Hungary, Ireland, The Netherlands, and Norway (n ¼ 30 532). An act of DSH in the year prior to the study was reported by 1660 participants. Nearly half (48.4%) had not received any help following DSH, 32.8% had received help from their social network only and 18.8% from health services. Except for Hungary, cross-national comparisons revealed remarkably similar findings. Adolescents who had been in contact with health services following DSH reported more often a wish to die, lethal methods, alcohol/drug problems and DSH in the family compared to those who had not. However, those who received no help or help from their social network only were also heavily burdened.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2008.10.010
Volume 32
Issue Number 4
Page from 875
Page to 891
ISSN 0140-1971
Date Accessioned 2009-03-12
Date Available 2010-09-08T04:57:31Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/23395
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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