Starting a new academic year can be stressful for everyone, let alone those with existing mental health issues. Students often feel under academic and social pressures that can make it hard to get started. The pandemic may have made returning to school more difficult, but rates of suicidality amongst young people are typically known to increase at these times and suggest that the pressures of this transition pre-exist Covid-19. Academic institutions as well as parents and car
Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, we saw a shift from in-person to online interactions in almost every sector, from businesses and schools to exercise classes and quiz nights! There have been so many benefits of this online shift which has allowed us to stay connected from a distance and stay productive from home. Particularly in the world of CBT therapy and counselling, video calling has enabled the delivery of talking therapies amidst social distancing restrictions.
Self-harm is when an individual hurts themselves as a way of dealing with very difficult feelings, painful memories, or overwhelming situations and experiences . It is of course an issue of great concern, particularly for young people in recent years. The average age of the first incident of self-harm is around 12 to 13 years old, but the rate of self-harm among younger children (age 9 to 12) has increased in the last 10 years . The issue of self-harm is very complex, o