Teenage victims 'more likely to self-harm'
Teenagers who are victims of neglect, bullying, crime, family violence and sexual exploitation are more likely to self-harm and have suicidal thoughts, a study from King's College London finds.
The report says the picture is complex, with other pre-existing vulnerabilities like low self-esteem or an unsupportive home also playing a part.
But it says schemes to stop adolescents becoming victims may lower the risks.
Suicide and self-harm are major causes of death among young people worldwide.
- Kennedy Hliboto
- Wed December 12, 2018