By Their Own Young Hand: Deliberate Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideas in Adolescents

By Keith Hawton; Karen Rodham et al. | Go to book overview

CHAPTER 9

Conclusions and Looking
to the Future

This book is about the problem of deliberate self-harm in adolescents. Self-harming behaviour is one of the key health problems in this age group. As we have shown, it is symptomatic of a wide range of factors. Our own community-based study of deliberate self-harm in adolescents in schools has been central to the book. In addition, we have drawn from the international literature to set our findings in context and to provide a more comprehensive picture of the problem of deliberate self-harm in adolescents. In this chapter, we summarise the main points and findings covered in the book. We then highlight their implications for clinical practice, prevention initiatives, research and society in general.

In Chapter 2, we indicated how the type of approach used in surveys of sensitive information in adolescents is crucial in determining the validity of the results that are obtained. We then described the careful methodology that we used in our schools study. We believe that the approach that we used, although not perfect, addressed many of the limitations of other research investigations of this kind.

In Chapter 3, we described our initial results in terms of the extent of the problem of deliberate self-harm among adolescents who took part in our schools study. Overall, 6.9 per cent of the adolescents reported and described an episode of deliberate self-harm in the preceding year that met our study criteria. One in 10 had engaged in deliberate self-harm at some time during their young lives. A further 15 per cent of the adolescents reported having had thoughts about harming themselves in the previous year but had not gone on to do so. The extent of these phenomena in adolescents in our study highlights the size of the problem of deliberate self-harm

-174-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
By Their Own Young Hand: Deliberate Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideas in Adolescents
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 264

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.