Self harm is a serious problem these days and I believe more awareness should be raised. In the USA I understand you have a Self Harm Awareness Day, over here in the UK I haven't heard of such a thing. I don't see much media on the TV concerning self harm and if there is, it's normally pushed in for about 2 minutes of a 30 minute program or a short news broadcast. People fail to see how serious self harm is and *too many* jump to the conclusion that ALL self harmers are attention seekers or they self harm to try and kill themselves because they do not understand the facts. How many people do you see or hear, mainly on other forums give self harmers a lecture on how stupid they are, or how 'emo' they are for harming themselves? I see it waaay too many times and I don't know whether they simply don't understand the issue all too well, or if they don't WANT to understand it. There was recently a two part TV series about Bipolar Disorder to raise awareness about it and I very much support the idea, but I would also hugely support a 2 part (or even a 1 hour program) dedicated to self harm because I strongly believe there's not enough awareness. People need to know. People need to understand. If people don't learn about self harm then they are NOT going to understand which results in self harmers feeling more pushed away and cornered which is not doing them any good whatsoever. Do you think there's enough self harm awareness where you are? Do you think you understand about self harm, or would you like to learn more?