Thoughts of non-suicidal self-injury are common among young people and increase during the adolescent years, according to new research released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS). The study found that thirty percent of respondents had considered non-suicidal self-injury between the ages of 14 and 17, while 18% reported acts of self-injury.
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Of the 3.5 million people1 who accessed superannuation through the Federal Government's early release program last year, most reported using the money as the scheme had intended – to assist their family with the financial impacts of COVID – according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS).
Among teens who had ever drunk alcohol, those with permission to drink at home were significantly more likely to have drunk in the past month (77%, compared to 63%) and in the past week (49%, compared to 34%).
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