Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Self-harm by mental health patients in NHS has risen by 56%, figures show

Self-harm by mental health patients in NHS has risen by 56%, figures show


Labour links rise in self-harm and suicide attempts to 'intolerable' pressure from staff and budget cutbacks

Growing numbers of people being treated in mental health units are harming themselves and trying to take their own lives, new NHS figures suggest.

The number of such incidents at 29 of England's 52 NHS mental health trusts rose from 14,815 in 2010 to 23,053 last year, an increase of 56% over four years. Guardian

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