Some sobering research news!
According to a new study self-harm is becoming a major health issue among the elderly. This is bringing into focus the issue of mental health among the elderly. The results of the study titled, “Self-harm in older adults: systematic review,” were published in the latest issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry.
The risk of repeat harm, attempts to suicide and successful suicide are also greater among the elderly, the study finds. Up until now the focus of mental health research has primarily been on adolescents and youth self harm and suicide.