District’s Mental Health issues

Picture posed by an actor.
Picture posed by an actor.

THE equivalent of two people in the district have been admitted to hospital each week in the past 10 years after self-harming, the latest figures have revealed.

And the number of people from the district being admitted to hospital with mood or anxiety disorders has more than doubled in the past five years.

The information has led to calls for more awareness of mental health issues and a renewed vow to provide help for those affected.

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