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Teen Crisis - Self Harm tripled in Melbourne's coronavirus lockdown
Teen Crisis - Self Harm tripled in Melbourne's coronavirus lockdown

Sixteen teenagers harmed themselves and were admitted to one hospital’s intensive care unit in just three months during Melbourne’s coronavirus lockdown, a surge doctors warn is part of an alarming mental health crisis among children.

The Australian

Videos

Andrews’ mask mandate is another ‘dreamt up draconian measure’ | Sky News - Alan Jones
Oct 29th 2020
Melbourne doctors concerned over rise in mental health cases in children | Sunrise 7NEWS
Oct 1st, 2020
Coronavirus: Doctor's open letter to Premier over rising child depression | Today Show Australia
Oct 1st, 2020
Interview with Dr Eamonn Mathieson | Reignite Democracy Australia
Sep 18th, 2020
What Australia is facing 'is not a recession but a catrostophe' | Sky News - Alan Jones
Sep 9th, 2020
Alan Jones interviews Dr Eamonn Mathieson | Sky News
Sep 9th, 2020
Why 13 senior specialists have written to the Premier | Sunrise 7NEWS
Sep 2nd, 2020

Radio

Despairing doctor's plea" Premer urged to to ease restrictions as youth mental health crisis builds | Mornings with Neil Mitchel
Sep 30th, 2020
Why 13 senior specialists have written to the Premier | Mornings with Neil Mitchel
August 31st, 2020

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