Abu Dhabi: "'shocking' 42% increase over 10 years under 18 girls" involved in self-harm

Nov 27, 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE, The National: UAE doctors worried by 'trendy' self harming videos and rise in cases School and social pressures also listed as likely causes Doctors have expressed alarm over the number of young people they are seeing self-harming, saying that websites and blogs that promote the practise are partly to blame. … But anecdotally doctors say they are seeing a rise, which mirrors other developed countries. Last year, Britain's NHS reported a “shocking” 42 per cent increase over 10 years in the number of under 18 girls who needed hospital treatment for self-harm.