Higher rates of self-harm in Limerick

first_imgNewsHigher rates of self-harm in LimerickBy John Keogh – October 22, 2015 673  LIMERICK city recorded one of the highest rates of self-harm in the country, according to a report from the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF).The rate of self-harm among males in Limerick was 87 per cent higher than the national average, while the female rate was 76 per cent higher. The national average of male self-harm is 185 per 100,000 population, while the average female rate is 216 per 100,000.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The NRSF report found that there was a 44 per cent increase in the rate of self-harm among boys aged ten to 14 and that areas associated with deprivation and disadvantage have higher rates of self-harm.Limerick city also had one of the highest rates of suicide in Ireland, according to provisional figures for 2013 and 2014. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Twitter Previous articleNew plan to bring 12,000 jobs to LimerickNext articleAlmost €600,000 in housing funds not spent by Limerick Council John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook TAGSlimerickNational Suicide Research Foundationself-harmsuicide center_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Email WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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