Because self-injury is often perceived as something ‘young people’ do, older adults can feel that it is something they should have ‘grown out’ of. These feelings can be even more difficult when an older person has turned to self-injury for the first time, rathe than discovering self-injury in their youth. For Adults: What to Know if You Self-Harm. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just teenagers who self-harm. An estimated 5.5 percent of adults (age 24 or older) self-harm. 3 You may have started self-injuring as a young person and haven’t found your footing in recovery yet. Maybe you didn’t start self-harming until you were an adult.
Help adults in your practice overcome their urge to self-injure with our therapy resources.We offer high-quality mental health worksheets for adults as well as handouts, games, audio files, and more. Download the cognitive therapy worksheets that you need today.Be sure to check out our self-injury therapy resources for teens, too, and get the resources you need for your clients.