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Hidden Scars, Silent Wounds
Understanding Self-Injury

Year

2002

Producer

Human Relations Media

Country of Origin

United States

Duration

00:25:00

Product Code

HUM02002000

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Description

This program investigates the phenomenon of self-injury. Self-injury refers to a pattern in which a person harms himself or herself by cutting or even burning parts of the body to relieve stress from pent-up emotions. Many people suffer from this usually secretive activity. Typically they have endured unusual and stressful events or abusive family situations, and have resorted to self-injury as an unhealthy coping mechanism. The program demystifies this often misunderstood problem by offering candid interviews with cutters and their families, as well as commentary by noted experts in the field. One interviewee describes her cutting as a form of self-punishment, but also as a strategy to keep her emotions from spiralling out of control. Viewers learn about the symptoms and causes of self-injury from a psychologist along with effective knowledge to sufferers and their families.

Key Product Data

Production Year
2002

Duration
00:25:00

Producer
Human Relations Media

Country Of Origin
United States

Subtitles
Yes

Level
Senior Secondary to Professional

Product Code
HUM02002000