Self Harm

Canadian Girls Are Suffering From "Supergirl Dilemma"

Saman Ahsan | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Living
Saman Ahsan

While it's always good practice to stop and celebrate our achievements and accomplishments, we still have a long way to go to truly empower girls. The non-profit organization, Girls' Inc. coined the term "supergirl dilemma" in a 2006 report to describe the pressure on girls to be everything to everyone, all the time.

How My Tattoo Made Me More Body Positive

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I was a cutter for about 10 years of my life. I wasn't ever going to get a tattoo. I didn't think they were for me. However, I realized sometime last year that I've already marked myself with permanency. And choices I made when I was at my lowest are not the permanent marks I want to carry with me the rest of my life.

Prisoner Self-Injury On The Rise In Canada

CBC | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada Living

Incidents of federal prisoners slashing, burning, banging their heads and choking themselves behind bars have more than tripled in the last five years...

Can Bullying Lead to Mental Illness?

Arthur Gallant | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada Living
Arthur Gallant

For the past few years my personal and professional contacts that work with teens and young adults have wondered aloud if bullying can lead to mental illness. Researchers are starting to question the same thing and various studies are suggesting childhood bullying can lead to psychosis and paranoia.

Self-Harm Websites Becoming Growing Problem Among Teens

CBC | Posted 05.29.2012 | Canada Living

Psychologists say that self-harm and cutting is a growing trend among Canadian teenagers and videos posted online are showing them how to...