Self-harming rises 50%12th March 2010
New figures show that the number of young people admitted to hospital after cutting themselves deliberately is up by more than 50% in five years.
Data reveals that there were 2,727 admissions in the UK for self-harm with a sharp object among the under-25 age group in 2008/09, compared with 1,758 in 2004/05. The Royal College of Psychiatrists says it is now "seriously concerned" about the growing number of websites which glamorise the problem or show gory images of cuts and scars.
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Title: Self-harming rises 50%
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 14366
Date Added: 12th Mar 2010