Self-injury rates indicate Canadian mental health services are inadequate

Collier, Roger
July 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/12/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 10, pE615
Academic Journal
The article discusses the implications of the increasing rates of self-injury on the inadequacy of mental health services in Canada. According to Kira Leeb from the Canadian Institute for Heath Information (CIHI), 70% of those admitted to hospitals have a mental health diagnosis and 30% do not which means that mental health component of self-injury indicators is underdiagnosed. It notes that Canada lacks a national strategy for suicide prevention because of lack of support from the community.


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