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Rise in Children in Hospital with Mental Health Problems in York and North Yorkshire


9:38am 27th March 2013

More young people in York and North Yorkshire are being taken to hospital with mental health problems.

In 2012, 22 under 18s in York had to go to hospital compared with 13 in 2011.

In North Yorkshire, there were 88 in 2012 compared with 72 in 2011.

Peter Gorbert from York Mind says they're trying to bring the numbers down.

The number of children self harming has also increased in York from 40 in 2011 to 50 in 2012.

In North Yorkshire, the numbers fell from 138 in 2011 to 119 in 2012.


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