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Family support in self-harming

25 October 2016

As newly obtained figures from the NHS show a dramatic increase in the number of young people being hospitalised following self-harm, a timely study in Archives of Suicide Research has reviewed what we know so far about how people who self-harm manage to stop.

Among the key insights, the researchers found family support is crucial for stopping self-harming, perhaps more than support from friends or professionals. But ultimately the review concludes that much more research is needed to help inform the development of interventions and confront the increasing rates of self-harm occurring in developed countries.

Read more on our Research Digest blog.

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