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Radio Interview Available Online | Teenage Self-Harm: Behind the Scars

At 8:12 am on Sunday 3 February Radio NZ broadcast a special interview, Insight: Teenage self harm – behind the scars

Research shows up to half of Wellington teenagers have engaged in some sort of self injurious behaviour by the time they are 18 and GPs and guidance counsellors report a spike in such behaviour  among teens in post quake Christchurch. For parents the revelation their child has deliberately self-harmed, often in the solitary secrecy of their bedroom at home using simple household objects is a profound shock.  Radio New Zealand’s Sally Round talks to young people who have engaged in this form of self harm as well as those caring for them and in this interview asks whether enough is being done to build resilience among New Zealand’s youth.

Missed it? No worries – Listen to the Interview Anytime on the SPINZ website!