Monday, 24 October 2016

NHS figures show 'shocking' rise in self-harm among young

NHS figures show 'shocking' rise in self-harm among young

Upward trend is more pronounced among girls and is evidence of increased social pressures on children, say experts

The number of children and young people self-harming has risen dramatically in the past 10 years, new NHS figures obtained by the Guardian show.

The sharp upward trend in under-18s being admitted to hospital after poisoning, cutting or hanging themselves is more pronounced among girls, though there have been major rises among boys too.  

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