Growing Up Young, Asian and Female in Britain: A Report on Self-harm and Suicide

  title={Growing Up Young, Asian and Female in Britain: A Report on Self-harm and Suicide},
  author={Anita Bhardwaj},
  journal={Feminist Review},
It is now a well-documented statistic that Asian women between the ages of 15–35 are two to three times more vulnerable to suicide and self-harm than their non-Asian counterparts (Soni-Raleigh, 1996). The article will summarize the findings of the research report Growing Up Young, Asian and Female in Britain (Newham Asian Women's Project, 1998), which aimed to explore the reasons why young Asian women self-harmed and to evaluate the service responses they were given. It also made… 
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