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Report Reveals Alarming Rate Of Child Self-Harm

Health experts are calling for a national strategy on child self-harm, to help curb the rates of hospitalisations occurring around the country. This comes following the release of a decade long investigation into the matter. In the largest Australian study of intentional child-injury hospitalisations, a group of experts have found that more than 18,000 kids and teens were hospitalised for self-harm between 2001 and 2012. While these figures may shock you, researchers say that this is only the tip of the iceberg.

Rebecca Mitchell is an Associate Professor at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University, and co-author of the report in question. She joined us on The Daily.

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