Health Agency Urges Parents, Caregivers to be Aware of Signs of Self-Harm After School Breaks

Health Agency Urges Parents, Caregivers to be Aware of Signs of Self-Harm After School Breaks As students begin the spring semester, the Department of Health Services (DHS) encourages parents and caregivers to be aware of Wisconsin Emergency Department data from the National Syndromic Surveillance Program that shows young people experience large increases in self-harm injuries at certain times of the year, including when school resumes after the winter holidays. Self-harming increased among youth by nearly 40% in September 2022 and January 2023 compared to each of the preceding months…

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January 8, 2024

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