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The Psyche on the Skin: A History of Self-harm

When: 23 Feb 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Where: 20 Cavendish Square, Royal College of Nursing, London, W1G 0RN
Cost: £0

Self-harm is often thought to be a modern epidemic, associated with new understandings of selfhood and identity, mass media and the internet and the challenges of adolescence.

What can we learn from the history of a phenomenon that was first categorised over 150 years ago? Join a panel of speakers to debate their historical, social, political and personal views of self-harm for the launch of ‘Psyche on the Skin: A History of Self-Harm’ by Dr Sarah Chaney.