Molly McCarthy

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Molly is currently a PhD student at the School of Psychology, Faculty of Health at Liverpool John Moores University. Her PhD explores emergency department attendance, coding practices, and staff decision-making for people presenting in suicidal crisis. Molly holds a BSc in Psychology and MSc in Forensic Psychology and Mental Health from the University of Manchester. Molly's research interests include suicide and self-harm, emergency departments, staff attitudes and/or confidence when it comes to suicidal presentations.


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Are the kids alright? Emergency help for suicide and self-harm during the COVID-19 pandemic


In her debut blog, Molly McCarthy appraises a recent Lancet Psychiatry systematic review and meta-analysis exploring the patterns of paediatric emergency department visits for suicide attempts, suicidal ideation, and self-harm incidents before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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