Year: 2001 Source: Nursing Times, v.97, no.35, (30 August 2001), p.11 SIEC No: 20050391

This article reports on a U.K. Department of Health document entitled: “The Mental Health of Children & Adolescents in Great Britain.” Among the key findings published in this report are official statistics documenting self-harm & suicide attempts by children as young as 5. The author highlights the inadequacy of current policy & program responses to the problem of suicide among children, & identifies the need for front-line professionals, such as school nurses, to provide key prevention & intervention services.