Contemporary Culture: Youth Issues - Self-Mutilation
The teen years are often marked by problems with self-image. Often these image problems are expressed externally through "cutting" and other forms of self-mutilation. Click on the following links for articles dealing with this issue. For additional information on this topic, please check our news, links, and reading list pages.
Self-embedding - The next cutting?
Self-Inury: A Growing Epidemic - A more clinical look at the issues surrounding self-injury and cutting by K.R. Juzwin, Psy. D.
Cutting to cope - Addressing the issue of cutting and self-injury
Crying through their Cuts - The stark reality of physical self-abuse.
Thrills that Kill - Kids are taking risks in dangerous new ways, CPYU is quoted in this article from Reader's Digest