The number of girls and young women who end up in the emergency room for self-inflicted injuries, including suicide attempts, has increased, finds a report in JAMA . Researchers analyzed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data on emergency room (ER) visits by preteens, teens and young adults ages 10 to 24. Visits for self-inflicted injuries rose an average of 8.4 percent per year between 2009 and 2015 among girls and young women. The rise was steepest for girls ages 10 to 14, whose ER visits rose by 19 percent per year. The number of self-injury ER visits for boys and young men remained stable during that time. (Monitor on Psychology)
The number of girls and young women who end up in the emergency room for self-inflicted injuries is on the rise.
Susie Bean Gives