Greenville, NC: Studies show "unforgiving rise in mental health cases involving children"

Nov 14, 2017, Greenville, NC, WNCT—TV: Kids in Crisis: A look at adolescent mental health New studies are showing an unforgiving rise in mental health cases involving children ages 6 to 18. Those cases can lead to self-harm and even suicide, and they’re happening here in the East…. Doctors in Vidant Medical Center’s emergency room said cases of severe depression and self-harm are so common it’s backlogging the department. … In 2016, Integrated Family Services had 625 calls in the east to help children at risk of self-harm. “Our data shows that the trend is rising,” said Fox. We have served each year the data keeps rising more and more. Those trends vary from different issues whether that’s depression anxiety, self-harming behaviors.” According to the Centers for Disease Control, from 1999 to 2015, more than 1,300 children between the ages of 5 and 12 committed suicide nationwide. …

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