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[Correspondence] Suicide rates in children and young people increase

The Office for National Statistics published the UK suicide rates for 2014 on Feb 4, 2016.1 Overall, 6122 people died by suicide in the UK; 120 (2%) fewer deaths than in 2013. For the first time, data on deaths for intentional self-harm in children aged 10–14 years have been included. The publication of these figures is welcomed and provides important information for public health and child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) about suicide rates in children and adolescents.2

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