Women and Self-harm, Paperback
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Hundreds of thousands of women self-harm, but there has been no book to date which comprehensively explores this self-destructive behaviour.

Now this powerful book looks at the reasons why women self harm and describes the experiences of those who do so.

It examines the social, emotional and psychological resons for self-harming; and the physical, social and emotional consequences.

It provides a comprehensive range of resources for help and advice and suggests strategies for recovery and healing.

Including the voices of a wide range of self-harming women, it gives a vivid picture of the self-harming experience and will be essential reading for all those women who currently self-harm; their relatives and friends; professionals in fields where self-harming exists; and all those interested in this wide-ranging phenomenon.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: The Women's Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Gender studies: women
  • ISBN: 9780704344402



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An okay book on self-injury, informative but not as well-written as some others I've read.

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