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Is Self-Harm Socially Contagious?

Is Self-Harm Socially Contagious? (2021, July 20). Amen Clinics.

Peer pressure is nothing new, especially among teens and adolescents. The influence peers wield on their social circle has long been associated with driving behavior—both good habits and bad habits. For example, seeing a friend drink, smoke, use drugs, bully others, or binge eat increases the likelihood of engaging in that behavior oneself. Experts call this “social contagion.” Sadly, it also applies to self-harm. Here's how you can help prevent this.

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