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The 14 signs your child is self harming and at risk of suicidal thoughts

The 14 signs your child is self harming and at risk of suicidal thoughts

AS parents, we would never want to think of our children coming into harm. But what if they were deliberately causing themselves that hurt? Getty - Contributor Self-harm rates among children in the UK are on the rise – experts are warning parents of the signs to look out for[/caption] It’s something millions of parents are facing as new figures show

How your kids’ CARTOONS could be sending them secret suicide messages

How your kids’ CARTOONS could be sending them secret suicide messages

YOU settle your toddler down for ten-minutes of Peppa Pig before nap time – but rather than seeing Peppa playing with little brother George, the cartoon character starts cutting her wrists with a razor. Or even worse, the clip is spliced with a chilling message calling on kids to self harm or encouraging suicide. Disturbing videos flagged to the site

Social media linked to increased risk of mental health problems

Social media linked to increased risk of mental health problems

T eenagers who spend more than three hours a day on social media may have double the risk of mental health problems as those who shun it, research suggests. The study of more than 6,000 children aged 12 to 15 found those who used social media more heavily were more likely to report issues such as depression, anxiety and loneliness, as well as aggression

Bad moods to outbursts – the 9 warning signs your child has a mental health disorder

Bad moods to outbursts – the 9 warning signs your child has a mental health disorder

ONE in eight young people suffer with mental illness – some of them as young as two. Figures show that around 113,000 toddlers in England have problems with their mental health by the time they start school. Mental health doesn’t just affect adults – it can hit children and teenagers too Getty - Contributor While statistics show that almost one in