Children and Self-Harm

Just reading a disturbing article in today’s Sunday Times.

According to the NSPCC, the number of children it counsels about suicide has risen threefold in some areas since 2003.  Figures obtained by the Times for hospital admissions over the past decade suggest that ‘even small children may feel such despair that they attempt suicide…in 2008-9 six toddlers aged four or less were taken to hospital as a result of intentional self-harm.  Twenty children aged between five and nine were admitted under the same classification’.

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