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National Suicide Research Foundation. (2019) National self-harm registry Ireland interim report January to June 2018. Cork: National Suicide Research Foundation.

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This report provides a summary of data collected by the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland (NSHRI) for the period January to June 2018.

In the first six months of 2018, the Registry recorded 6,124 presentations to hospital due to self-harm. This is 4% higher than the number recorded for the same period of 2017 (n=5,879). More than half of the presentations were made by women (n=3,389; 55%). Just under half (49%) of presentations were by persons under 30 years of age.

Drug overdose was the most common method of self-harm, involved in 62% of cases. Alcohol was involved in 29% of cases (26% for women and 33% for men).

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