Posts Tagged ‘self harm in military’

BBC News (3/2) reports that a study from Oxford University in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggested “cases of self-harm were on the rise” for those in the military, and that they “need more support to address mental health problems.” The researchers found 166 cases “involving armed services personnel attending a local hospital from 1989 to 2003,” and data suggested that “the problem was getting worse.” The BBC notes that the “most common method used was overdosing on painkillers, sedatives and anti-depressants.”

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