Mythbusters

  • 'Moving from common myths to a better understanding of anger in young people'

    Myths about anger are harmful as they can make it harder for people to seek and receive helpful support for anger-related difficulties. It is important to challenge these myths because we know that problematic anger can be extremely destructive to a young person’s life. We also know that it can be effectively treated.

  • 'Self-Harm: Sorting Fact from Fiction'

    Self-harm occurs when people deliberately hurt their bodies. This resources uses evidence to dispel some common myths surrounding self-harm and provides information on the prevalence and rationale behind this behaviour.

  • 'Suicidal Ideation'

    The term ‘suicidal ideation’ refers to thoughts that life isn’t worth living, ranging in intensity from fleeting thoughts through to concrete, well thought-out plans for killing oneself, or a complete preoccupation with self-destruction. These thoughts are not uncommon among young people. It is estimated that approximately 30% of adolescents aged 12-20 have thought about suicide at some point in their lives, with around 20% reporting having had such thoughts in the previous year.