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To help understand the concealment of self-harm among teens, Zocdoc uncovered the following:

  • The reasons why teens do self-harm 
  • Some acts that can be considered self-harm 
  • Signs and long-term risks of untreated self-harming behaviors
  • Strategies loved ones can do
  • Utilizing school support system and support organizations 

Often, teens deny their engagement in self-harming behavior by concealing their activities. They also found that 13 years old is the average age of the first incident of self-harm.

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