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'One in eight' children and teenagers has mental health disorder


One in eight children and teenagers in England had a mental health disorder in 2017, a major new study has found.Between the ages of 17 and 19 that figure rose to one in six, with girls more than twice as likely to be suffering than boys.A quarter of 11 to 16-year-olds with a mental disorder had self-harmed or attempted suicide, rising to 46.8% for 17 to 19-year-olds.Among 14 to 19-year-olds who identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual, 34.9% had a mental disorder, compared to 13.2% for those who considered themselves heterosexual.The study revealed a "crisis" that was "ruining young lives", YMCA chief executive in England and Wales, Denise Hatton, said.


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