... A national inquiry into the prevalence of self-harm among British teenagers by the Mental Health Foundation and the Camelot Foundation is due to report next year. That, hopefully, will have proper methodology, and will be the study this story should be waiting for.
...According to Childline, the numbers of youngsters calling its helpline about self-harm has risen by 20% in the last 10 years, with a marked increase - 30% - this year. Has it increased services in that time, has it done more to encourage children to ring, has the issue got more publicity? Does this figure mean anything at all? (Except that the charity - probably with good intentions, wants more money?)
... According to Dr Griffiths, the increased reports of self-harm may also be a reflection of contemporary society and the media, with their emphasis on fame, celebrity and "instant gratification". I do like that "may".
Finally, the last paragraph .. According to The Priory, most self-harming is symbolic - typically involving small cuts that do not draw blood and are invisible to teachers and parents. The practice releases natural opioids which can be "incredibly addictive". So after we've all been having lurid images of wrists dripping blood and attempted suicide, we get small scratches. If, and it is a big if, we've read to the last paragraph.
So the one-sentence summary - Commercial company commissions survey that finds a greater need for its services. A bit weaker than the original, but more accurate.
In the Observer, Why the have-it-all woman has decided she doesn't want it all. The sub-head reads: "As a new generation of mothers seeks to change the balance between work and home, Tessa Jowell calls for a debate on how we all live". And there's a "politics" section logo.
Paragraph two: "But now, the Having All It All generation are giving way to the Actually, I Don't Want It All - or at least, Not All At The Same Time generation. And their champion comes from a somewhat unusual quarter. The government's minister for women declares today that modern women are increasingly unwilling to bear the stress of trying to do everything at once - and calls on men to share more of the responsibilities at home."