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'Mad With Rage,' This Singer Took to Self-Harm for Relief

Garbage singer Shirley Manson recalls her history with cutting

(Newser) - Unrequited love, a "peculiar, joyless relationship," depression, and a feeling of not fitting in like other girls is what drove Shirley Manson "mad with rage" when she was in her late teens—and what led to her longtime "secret." The Garbage frontwoman reveals that secret... More »

Nikolas Cruz: First a Breakup, Then the Cutting

Teen posted images of himself cutting his arms on Snapchat, and investigation began

(Newser) - The problems reportedly started over a girl. Nikolas Cruz's mother in 2016 told investigators that his girlfriend had cheated on him and that she and the girl's mother had encouraged the teens to "end the relationship because it was unhealthy for everyone." Why Lynda Cruz told... More »

US Girls Self-Harming, Trying Suicide at Increasing Rate

Experts: Cyberbullying, substance abuse, economic stress may be contributing to trend

(Newser) - Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting, and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in US girls, a 15-year study of ER visits found. It's unclear why, but some mental health experts think cyberbullying, substance abuse, and economic stress from the recent recession might be contributing, the AP reports. The... More »

ERs Are Seeing More and More 'Avocado Hands'

Home chefs may need some cutting lessons

(Newser) - Avocados are all the rage. So much so that Huffington Post recently called the opening of New York's first avocado bar "painfully trendy." Turns out avocados are also, quite literally, part of a painful trend. Emergency room doctors are reporting an increase in the number of amateur... More »

Thousands of Self-Harm Videos Live on YouTube

Study warns: Videos could trigger viewers to cut

(Newser) - A disturbing trend on YouTube: Thousands of videos showing—and, in many cases, glamorizing—cutting and other self-injury methods. The videos get millions of hits, and a recent study warns that they could act as a how-to guide for viewers who are looking to harm themselves. The graphic videos often... More »

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