Friday 6 December 2019

Youth suicide link to alcohol

More than a fifth of young people aged 12-25 years say they have engaged in self-harm and 7pc have tried suicide.

The findings which have emerged in a survey of 14,306 young people found a strong link between excessive drinking and suicidal behaviour.

The Headstrong -- The National Centre for Youth Mental Health and the UCD School of Psychology survey showed nearly one in two of all sixth-year students and over 60pc of young adults (17-25) reported drinking behaviour outside "the normal range".

Irish Independent

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