The charity has handled 2,500 counselling sessions in the last three years while centres in Glasgow and Aberdeen have dealt with 159 calls on the subject from children in the last year.
Cornton Vale Jail To Begin Closure 'This Summer'
Heart has been told Scotland's only women's prison will begin shutting this summer.
An official announcement by the Scottish Government is due around 0930 today.
It's understood half of those behind bars at the jail near Stirling will move to Polmont later this year.
Official figures show more than 400 consultant jobs across Scotland are unfilled.
Education Secretary John Swinney will urge rival parties at Holyrood to back his plans for sweeping reforms to Scotland's schools.
Experts described the number as a "real concern''.
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