Despite more people opening up about their mental health, stigma still exists, particularly when it comes to self-harm.
Little is understood around how it affects adults and the cycle individuals go through. Because of this, it can be difficult to get support. Many people continue to harm themselves over long time periods.
ARU Social researcher, Dr Melanie Boyce speaks with Make Space about their experiences of self-harming and mental health as an adult, and the work that’s being done to address this seldom talked about, but prevalent and important issue.