More and more girls are suffering from self-harm. A in a medical says more 13-16-year-old girls are self-harming. Researchers looked at on nearly 17,000 patients. The researchers found there was a 68 per cent in self-harm among these over a three-year . During the same period, rates for other teenage girls stayed . Self-harm for girls are three times than those for boys.
A professor of said stress and psychological problems caused this . He said: "It's important to understand its underlying causes." A children's said self-harm can often be a of a bigger problem. It said services to help teenage girls at risk were . Without these, it can be a of life or death. Self-harm is one of the biggest of teenage suicide. Suicide is the most cause of death in under-25s.