Depression on a rise among private school kids

Tuesday 06th October 2015 07:51 EDT

It preparation for its annual conference, the Headmasters' and Headmistress' Conference (HMC), which represents 175 private schools, surveyed 65 head teachers and revealed the results. HMC warned about the rise of self-harm and depression in private schools.

It is said that many teenagers at Britain's renowned private schools are experiencing depression, eating disorders, self-harm, as well as struggling to exams and the pressure of looking good from social media.

Children as young as eight are getting help from therapists and taking “early warning” tests, in order to help them face the demands of achieving top grades, as well as dealing with the pressure of appearance faced on the internet.  

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