Since the start of the pandemic and extended lockdowns across the country, there has been an increase in the number of children and teenagers self-harming.

NSW has recorded a rise of presentations in emergency departments for self-harm and suicidal episodes of young people by 31 per cent.

If you or anyone you know has self-harmed or thought about it, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

Produced By: Tia Ewen

Featured In Story: Dr Emily Berger – Educational and Developmental Psychologist and Senior Lecturer at Monash University

First aired on The Wire, Friday 1 October 2021