High rate of self-harm
WOMEN are self-harming at double the rate of men, with many ending up in hospital.
New data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reveals the extent of women self-mutilating which experts say may be a release valve for mental distress rather than an attempt to end their lives.
In 2012-13 Australian hospitals recorded 27,100 cases of intentional self-harm. Of these, 17,340 were women and 9759 were men. Women outnumbered men in all age groups.