November 06

Irish Examiner 6th Nov 2012 - MTAS states Self-harm on rise for young drug users

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Dr Sharon Lambert, the manager of Matt Talbot Services, said they have seen several new trends emerge. She said more young people were presenting with mental health issues — the most commonly reported diagnoses were depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, and behavioural disorders.
There has also been an increase in self-harm rates in line with national rates, often noticed during an economic recession, she said. “The figures for Matt Talbot Services for the first half of 2012 are 40% or 33 out of 119 had attempted suicide,” she said.

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