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Unhappy distraction

Back in December we ran an article in en on self-harm.

John Benton, Editor

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It was prompted by relative silence from Christians. Young people are cutting themselves and committing suicide at an alarming rate in this new digital era of the secularised Western world. This horrific tragedy even breaks surface from time to time in and around the church. But the recent campaign surrounding 14-year-old Molly Russell, who sadly took her own life after viewing images of self-harm online, has brought it to the fore.