25,000 Canadians hospitalized or killed by self-harm last year, research says
2020-08-06 from cbc.ca
New data shows thousands of Canadians were hospitalized or died after deliberately harming themselves last year, and experts fear the numbers will climb due to stress brought on by the pandemic.
Research released Thursday by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) found that 25,000 people were admitted to hospital or died because of self-harm in 2018-19. About 3,800 of them died.
Hospitalization rates were highest among girls and women aged 10-24, who were three times more likely to be in hospital due to self-harm than males in that same age category.
Death rates from suicide were highest among men 45 years and older.
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