More Girls Engage in Self-Harm

Your Health Minute

Study reviews statistics on self-harm.

In Your Health Minute, self harm is becoming an increasing problem among teenage girls.

New research in the U-K found cases of self harm rose almost 70 percent in just three years.

The study also found girls are three times more likely to self harm than boys.

Kids and teenagers who self harmed had a much higher risk of dying from suicide, alcohol poisoning or drug overdoses.

Rates of self-harm were significantly higher in deprived areas.

But the likelihood of being referred to a mental health specialist was lower in these areas.

 

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