Tracking trends in youth self-harm visitation rates to Alberta’s emergency rooms

19 mayo 2015

New insight is being gained into the youth visiting Alberta’s emergency rooms for self-harming behavior. The study examined approximately 6,000 visits of young patients from 2002 until 2011. It found youth from families who received various government subsidies, and First Nations youth, had far higher visitation rates to emergency rooms for self-harm compared to youth from families who didn’t receive a subsidy.