Prognosis of self-harm cases

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Sad person who thinks about self-harming

Approximately 1 in 3 people who self-harm for the first time will do it again during the next year.

Person with facial wounds

Some self-harming may have physical after-effects such as scarring or infections.

Very thin woman looking fat in the mirror

People who self-harm may have other mental disorders, such as eating disorders or substance abuse.

Person who ingests pills with the intention of committing suicide

The suicide rate is 50 times higher in people who self-harm than in people who do not.

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Substantiated information by:

Iria Méndez

Published: 30 October 2019
Updated: 30 October 2019


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