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A total of 9,785 people presented to hospital due to self-harm in 2018.

The National Self-Harm Registry Ireland recorded 12,588 presentations to hospital due to self-harm nationally, with some people hospitalised more than once.

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The latest figures show that the rate of individuals presenting to hospital following self-harm was 210 per 100,000, which is 6% higher than in 2017.

There has also been a 12% increase on statistics from 2007, the year before the economic recession.

Worrying statistics.

-Noah Harte