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Suicide Statistics in the UK – Good and Bad news!

suicide Nov 12, 2018

UK Suicides in 2017 5,821 

75% were male and 25% female 

 Significant decrease in the male suicide rate as it is at its lowest for 30 years 

(That’s the good news) 

Suicide is the most common form of death for males between the ages of 20 – 49 in England and Wales. 

* Stats from The Mental Health Foundation 
Please don’t get me wrong, there isn’t anything good about losing ONE life through suicide as even one is alarming and tragic.  Obviously tragic for the person involved but also for the remaining loved ones who, even if a note is left, are normally left wondering why?   
For many people, this may well continue to be an unanswered question and the guilt associated with not ‘seeing the signs’ can be all encompassing.  

Obviously, some people who commit suicide have identifiable mental health issues although many...

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