This article explores the growing concern that Victorian young people are self-harming in emulation of their peers, following a spike in reported cases of self harm in the state. It also assesses the extent to which self-harm may simply be more commonly detected and talked about, as well as the psychological drivers behind the phenomenon and how well young people are able to support peers who self-harm.

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