ICU admissions for self-harm increase among adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic

A significant increase in ICU admissions for adolescents aged 12 to 17 years with deliberate self-harm was reported in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study in JAMA Network Open.
“The COVID pandemic did not spare children and young people and was associated with a significant mental health burden in this vulnerable population,” Felix Oberender, MBBS, PhD, director of the pediatric intensive care unit at Monash Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, told Healio. “We believe this is an important perspective for a comprehensive view of the public health

A significant increase in ICU admissions for adolescents aged 12 to 17 years with deliberate self-harm was reported in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study in JAMA Network Open.
“The COVID pandemic did not spare children and young people and was associated with a significant mental health burden in this vulnerable population,” Felix Oberender, MBBS, PhD, director of the pediatric intensive care unit at Monash Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, told Healio. “We believe this is an important perspective for a comprehensive view of the public health