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National Suicide Research Foundation. (2017) National Self-Harm Registry. Report for January - June 2016. Interim report. Cork: National Suicide Research Foundation.

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In the first six months of 2016, the Registry recorded 5,471 presentations to hospital due to self-harm. This is equivalent to the number recorded for the same period of 2015 (n=5,475).

Drug overdose was the most common method of self-harm, involved in 67% of cases. Alcohol was involved in 32% of cases (28% for women and 36% for men). Self-cutting was the only other common method, involved in 27% of cases.


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