self-harm

Call for national strategy on child injury prevention to curb rates of hospitalisation
Call for national strategy on child injury prevention to curb rates of hospitalisation (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new decade-long study of preventable self-harm and assault hospitalised injuries of children aged 16 years or less was published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. In the largest study of intentional child injury hospitalisations and ... Read More »

Bullied primary school children are falling behind in learning
Bullied primary school children are falling behind in learning (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New work from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has uncovered that one in three boys and one in four girls aged 8 to 9 years are experiencing weekly bullying at their primary school. The new results, published in Academic ... Read More »

Adolescents who self-harm show worrying substance abuse by age 35
Adolescents who self-harm show worrying substance abuse by age 35 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study by researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) that followed a sample of almost 2000 Victorian school children from the age of 14 until the age of 35 found that social disadvantage, anxiety, and licit and illicit ... Read More »

Self harm on the increase in young people
Self harm on the increase in young people (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Self harm among young Australians is on the increase, and more needs to be done to understand and address the problem. This is the call from Garry King, a researcher from Griffith’s Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention. He says that ... Read More »

Predicting teen suicide
Predicting teen suicide (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Health practitioners will be better equipped to predict self-harm or suicide attempts in adolescents as a result of a University of Queensland study on psychosis in young people. The UQ Centre for Clinical Research’s Associate Professor James Scott said the ... Read More »

Australian children and adolescents increasingly use psychotropic drugs
Australian children and adolescents increasingly use psychotropic drugs (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More Australians, particularly children and adolescents, are using psychotropic drugs, a University of Sydney study examining prescribing patterns shows. The study examined trends across a four-year period from the start of 2009. Its results show Australia has one of the ... Read More »

Intervening early crucial to reducing self-harm
Intervening early crucial to reducing self-harm (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

headspace says early identification and intervention is key to reducing self-harm and suicidal behaviour in young people. In its submission to the national review into the topic, headspace makes a number of recommendations that aim to increase timely access to ... Read More »

 
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