Mental Health Statistics: Self-Harm

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  • The UK has one of the highest rates of self-harm in Europe, at 400 per 100,000 population. (Self-poisoning and self-injury in adults, Clinical Medicine, 2002)

  • People with current mental health problems are 20 times more likely than others to report having harmed themselves in the past. (National Collaborating Centre For Mental Health)

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