Thursday, 19 October 2017

Self-harm among girls aged 13 to 16 rose by 68% in three years, UK study finds

Self-harm among girls aged 13 to 16 rose by 68% in three years, UK study finds Data from GP practices between 2001 and 2014 showed rates of self-harm for boys stayed roughly steady – but soared upwards for girls in recent years

Self-harm reported to GPs among teenage girls under the age of 17 in the UK increased by 68% over just three years, research has revealed.

The study also found that self-harm among young people aged 10-19 was three times more common among girls than boys, with those who self-harmed at much greater risk of suicide than those who did not.

If it was just down to greater awareness, then you would expect to see it in girls aged 10-12 and 17-19 Continue reading... The Guardian

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