The Silent Epidemic

2015
52:38

February 16, 2015

Expired 3.0 29 x
What do 200,000 Australians a month have in common? They are all engaging in self-harm. Whether it's cutting, scratching, burning or breaking bones, this need to deliberately hurt the body peaks in teenagers and early adults, yet little is known about the reasons why. This program seeks to understand the mindset of those who self-harm, and explores a radical treatment through a world-first experiment. As the film reveals, those who self-harm do it to manage overwhelming emotions, or to feel ali...
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