Alarm over self-harm, depression rates in teens

Young people have access to more mental health services than ever but still have worryingly high rates of depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, a government report shows.

Mental health trends are particularly concerning among teenage girls aged 16-17, with nearly one in five meeting the clinical criteria for depression and one in four having deliberately injured themselves, according to the "Mental Health of Children and Adolescents" report released this month.

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