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Most Teens Who Self-Harm Are Not Evaluated for Mental Health in ER

(2/14/2012)

HealthDay News
February 10, 2012

Most children and teens who deliberately injure themselves are discharged from emergency rooms without an evaluation of their mental health, a new study shows. The findings are worrisome since risk for suicide is greatest right after an episode of deliberate self-harm, according to researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. The researchers also found the majority of these kids do not receive any follow-up care with a mental health professional up to one month after their ER visit.

View the full article: http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=661301


Keywords: teens, self-harm, not evaluated, mental health, ER



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