Shock figures show extent of self-harm in English teenagers

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A World Health Organisation survey reveals that a fifth of 15-year-olds in England say they self-harmed over the past year

Experts are warning that poor mental health among teenagers could be a 'ticking time bomb'.
There has been a threefold increase in the number of teenagers who self-harm in England in the last decade, according to a World Health Organisation collaborative study.


The Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) report, due to be published in the autumn, will reveal that of the 6,000 young people aged 11, 13 and 15 surveyed across England – up to one in five 15-year-olds say they self-harm.

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