Friday, March 12, 2010

Royal College calls for ban on self-harm websites

In the U.K. the Royal College of Psychiatrists has called for a ban on web sites which promote self-harm in teenagers. The latest figures show that 2,727 people under 25 were admitted to hospital after deliberately harming themselves with a sharp object, up from 1,758 in 2004/5. One in ten people are thought to engage in self-harm at some point in their lives and Britain has one of the highest rates in Europe.

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