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Number of children admitted to psychiatric hospitals rises by one-fifth

Report records 168 suicides among people engaged with mental health services last year

The number of children admitted to psychiatric hospitals increased by about a fifth last year compared to 2018, the majority of them girls, a report published on Thursday finds.

  • Kitty Holland
  • The Irish Times

The children stayed an average of 2½ months, with the youngest child admitted aged 11.

The annual report for the Mental Health Commission (MHC) also reported 168 suicides among people who were engaged with mental health services last year, as well as…

The 13-member MHC is an…

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