THE GUARDIAN: One in five young women have self-harmed, study reveals

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Release date: 4/6/2019

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One in five girls and young women in England aged 16 to 24 have cut, burned or poisoned themselves, according to research that mental health experts said was “very worrying”.

The findings, published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal, show that self-harm has risen across both sexes and all age groups since 2000. In the population as a whole it almost trebled from 2.4% then to 6.4% in 2014.

The number of people overall cutting themselves jumped from 1.5% to 3.9% over those 14 years.

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TitleOne in five young women have self-harmed, study reveals
Media name/outletThe Guardian
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date4/06/19
DescriptionOne in five girls and young women in England aged 16 to 24 have cut, burned or poisoned themselves, according to research that mental health experts said was “very worrying”.

The findings, published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal, show that self-harm has risen across both sexes and all age groups since 2000. In the population as a whole it almost trebled from 2.4% then to 6.4% in 2014.

The number of people overall cutting themselves jumped from 1.5% to 3.9% over those 14 years.
URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jun/04/one-in-five-young-women-have-self-harmed-study-reveals
PersonsLouis Appleby