Critical care doctors raise alarm over self-harm among teens

ICU hospitalisaions among 12-17-years-olds for ingestion of drugs, hanging, self-strangulation or self-injury peaked during the first 15 months of the pandemic, Australian research shows
Australian Associated Press

Critical care and youth mental health doctors are warning about a concerning rise in admissions for adolescent self-harm, likely due to pandemic lockdowns.

Their fears come on the back of a review of admissions to Australian paediatric ICUs for deliberate self-harm cases among 12-17-year-olds.