More girls aged between 15 and 19 die from self-harm than from road accidents, diseases or complications of pregnancy.
For years, child-bearing was thought to cause the most deaths in this age group. But at some point in the last decade or so – statistics were last collected on this scale in 2000 - suicide took over. And, according to the WHO’s revised data for 2000, it had already just inched its way ahead of maternal mortality at the turn of the millennium.
Yet, somehow, we didn’t notice."
Read article by Nisha Lilia Diu from The Telegraph.