Title The number of middle-aged men who self-harmed increased by 50% in the four years following the 2008 financial crisis, researchers discover Media name/outlet Mail Online Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 30/05/19 Description There was a 50 per cent spike in self-harm among middle-aged men after the financial crash of 2008, according to scientists.
A study has found the numbers of men harming themselves rose 'significantly' after the credit crunch.
People aged between 40 and 59 are the most likely to self-harm, according to researchers, and common triggers include alcohol problems and financial trouble.
If people turn up at hospital after self-harm incidents, they added, they should be targeted with interventions to stop them doing it again.
Researchers from the University of Manchester reviewed records of almost 25,000 self-harm related hospital visits by middle-aged people between 2000 and 2013.
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7083161/Self-harm-increased-50-middle-aged-men-2008-financial-crisis.html Persons Navneet Kapur
- mental health
- financial crisis