1 Jul 2019

Dr Janis Whitlock - Why do young people self-harm?

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:08 pm on 1 July 2019
Dr Janis Whitlock

Dr Janis Whitlock Photo: Supplied \ Dr Janis Whitlock

There's a disturbing trend among teens and young adults that's hard to understand, hard to treat and hard to talk about.

Self harm. Dr Janis Whitlock is the director of the Cornell Research Program on self injury and recovery and has works with teens and young adults who self harm.

She explains why anyone would want to feel pain to try and feel better and how families and friends can help