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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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