Title Goths, emos and metal fans at greater risk of self-harm and suicide, study says Media name/outlet The Independent Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 4/04/18 Description Young people who identify as goth and emo are more likely to self-harm or suffer suicidal thoughts, according to new research.
The study of more than 6,000 teens and people in their 20s found those who belong to alternative subcultures – which also included punks and metal fans – were at greater risk than their peers.
The increased likelihood of suffering appears to be so pronounced, the report’s authors argue, that authorities should even consider creating specialist services for such groups.
URL https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/goth-emo-metal-fans-self-harm-suicide-risk-a8289031.html Persons Peter Taylor Title Young heavy metal fans five times more likely to self-harm or attempt suicide Media name/outlet The Telegraph Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 4/04/18 Description Young heavy metal fans are five times more likely to self-harm or attempt suicide, a new study has found.
Researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool found that groups belonging to alternative subcultures - which also include goths and emos - are at far greater risk of hurting themselves, possibly because they feel isolated from the rest of society.
Clinical psychologist Dr Peter Taylor, of the University of Manchester, said doctors, teachers and social services should look out for signs of self abuse or depression in youngsters who visibly identified as goth or heavy metal fans.
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/04/04/young-heavy-metal-fans-five-times-likely-self-harm-attempt-suicide/ Persons Peter Taylor
- mental health
- heavy metal