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Suicide and Self-harm: Vulnerable Children and Young People

Burton, Madeleine ORCID: (2019) Suicide and Self-harm: Vulnerable Children and Young People. Practice Nursing, 30 (5). pp. 218-223. ISSN Print: 0964-9271 Online: 2052-2940

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Children and young people’s mental health continues to be a cause for concern at a time of reduced mental health service provision. Worryingly, suicide and self-harm rates continue to rise. An estimated two hundred children and young people lose their lives annually through completed suicide. Half of that number will have a previous
self-harm history. Practice nurses are often favoured by young people as being less stigmatising; therefore they can potentially provide opportunities for early help through being vigilant, informed, hearing the
young person’s story and then knowing how to support and
appropriately respond and signpost. This article explores both the differences between self‑harm and suicidal behaviour, and how they are connected.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: mental health, self-harm, suicide, children and young people, safeguarding
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Allied Health and Community
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Depositing User: Madeleine Burton
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2019 10:43
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:30

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