Self-Injury Awareness Day – 1st March 2012

Self-Injury Awareness Day (SIAD) is an international event, which takes place every year on 1st March.

Why do people self-injure?

People self-injure to deal with their emotional distress. Self-injury/self-harm affects people of all ages, genders, sexualities, races and religions. The chances are that you know someone who self-injures, even if you don’t know about it. There are various ways in which people cope when they are in distress or upset, and self-injury is just one type of coping mechanism. Specific reasons behind an individual’s self-injury are varied.

Various information resources about self-injury can be found in the CCN Information Store. Please ask at the Enquiries or Issue desks for more information.

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