Life as a teenager can be tough. Pressures from school, expectations from parents, fitting in with peers, and facing self-doubt can weigh heavily on a teen’s shoulders. While some young adults seem to thrive on adversity, others wilt under the strain and opt for less productive means of coping. Millions of American teenagers and college students deliberately injure themselves as a way of handling stress. They cut, burn, break, and poison their bodies, seeking physical pain as a means to avoid emotional agony.
Self-Injury: The Ultimate Teen Guide tackles this serious subject, offering hope for youth who self-harm. Topics covered in the book include: Who is most prone to self-injury; internal and external triggers to self-harm; the impact of social media and the Internet on this issue; obvious and subtle signs of self-harm; coping mechanisms, and resources for individuals. First-person accounts of teens are woven throughout the chapters. Self-Injury: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to break free from self-destructive behavior.