Web Desk: An alarming number of teenage girls are admitted to hospital for self-harm and the rates have more than doubled in the past 20 years, reported Daily Mail.
According to the psychiatrist, body-image issues due to social media and stress can be the reasons of it.
Vice-chairman of the child and adolescent faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Jon Goldin, told the Times, “I think there are a range of factors putting pressure on young children – academic pressures, exam pressures, social media… with fear of missing out and comparing yourself unfavourably to images you see online.”
“These heart-breaking figures are sadly unsurprising. We know from contacts to Childline that many children are being driven to self-harm as a way of dealing with the pressures and demands of modern-day life,” the NSPCC spokesman is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.