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Our CEO challenges Dorset Echo about self harm article

**UPDATE  (19/7/18) – The Dorset Echo have updated their article to include some of Marianne’s letter, but have not acknowledged our request to meet to discuss their reporting of mental health**

The Dorset Echo yesterday published a highly dramatised article about self harm that was alarmist – under the headline ‘Weymouth and Portland have the highest number of people hospitalised for self-harm in the South West.’

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The article was written WITHOUT reaching out to local organisations (like us, Dorset Healthcarethe Bournemouth Samaritans, Dorset Mental Health Forum etc.) that offer support in the areas affected.…