Monday, August 12, 2013
Monday Free pdf Download: The Australian National Epidemiological Study of Self-Injury (ANESSI)
This is the 42-page full report of a large scale national epidemiological study of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in Australia - the largest study of its kind internationally. We approached over 30,000 Australians to take part in a short computer assisted telephone interview (CATI), and 12,006 agreed. We defined what we meant by NSSI, and then asked an extended set of questions about it, as well as a whole range of other mental health factors. The results were staggering - an overall 8.1% of the population admitting they had deliberately self-injured at some time in their lives, 1.1% admitting they had self-injured in the previous year.
If you ever wondered about how common NSSI might be in the community, then you need to read this report. If you ever wondered how many adolescents self-injured, or how many people in their 60s and 70s, then you need this download.
PS. There are all sorts of other scientific papers available for free download - just scroll down the list... There are also several books available for purchase from the site - including 'Taking Charge: a journey of recovery' (the story of my recovery from Transverse Myelitis).