There are different ways that people may cope with challenging feelings, situations, or thoughts. Some people may self-harm themselves because it may be the only way to make themselves feel better.
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Those who self-harm often hide their behaviour because they may feel embarrassed or ashamed. If they feel this way, they will often avoid talking about it, which can make it difficult to find help.
Warning signs in someone who self-harms includes:
When someone self-harms, they are trying to hurt or injure themselves on purpose, but do not intend to end their life.
Common ways that young people may harm themselves include:
If you’re an educator and looking for resources which address sun safety, here are some credible sources with information, activities, and lesson plans:
If your school is interested in increasing their sun safety, they can work towards becoming SunSense certified. This certification acknowledges schools that have created a sun safe environment to protect their students and staff.
Indoor tanning (e.g., using tanning beds) is not healthy. Tanning beds emit UVA and UVB radiation, in much higher amounts than the sun. Tanning beds commonly use UVA radiation, which penetrates deeper into the skin, for a quick darkening of the skin’s colour.
To have fun outside, these sun safety guidelines can help keep you safe.
Sunlight is the main source of ultraviolet radiation (UV) known to damage the skin and cause other health effects. The amount of solar UV exposure depends on the strength of the light, length of exposure, and the degree of sun protection an individual takes.
Sun safety refers to the measures a person can take to be safe while outdoors in the sun. Everyone can (and should) practice sun safety. This can include active precautions such as the use of sunscreen, or less direct measures such as seeking shade to stay out of the sun’s rays.