Over 1,600 Australian children are hospitalised because of self-harm each year

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There were 18,223 self-harm and 13,877 assault hospitalisations in under-17s in Australia between 2001 and 2012, according to an Australian study. The authors say the treatment costs were $64 million and $60.6 million, respectively. They recommend support services for children who self-harm, and parental education interventions and training for children to de-escalate conflicts to address assaults.

Journal/conference: ANZJPH

Organisation/s: Macquarie University, The University of Sydney


  • Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
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