Chris Nicholson does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. The show, which worked with charities Samaritans and Mind on the episode, broadcast a special edition, which looked closely at the journey of the character Lily Drinkwell , and her friends Peri Lomax and Yasmine Maalik — as well as their parents and guardians — and explored themes of self harm and cutting among teenage girls. It came as a recent report showed there had been a steep rise in incidents of self harm among teenage girls. The study by researchers at the University of Manchester found that self harm was three times more common among girls than boys — and that those who self harm are at much greater risk of suicide.
Verified by Psychology Today. All girls are different, but regardless of their personality and circumstances, our teenage daughters contend with a barrage of challenges including surging hormones , mixed messages, and social pressures. Teenage girls have a way of disrupting our well-intentioned rational behavior, so forgive yourself for slipping, and then reset your efforts. They all do it!
As a teenager, what do you think you can contribute to society? At what age should teenagers leave home? What type of punishment did your parents use when you were a teenager?
Ron J. Steingard, MD. Anxiety and depression occur in both genders, but by the teenage years, girls are much more at risk than boys.