New funding in England has been allocated to suicide prevention, around 28.6 million Euros. The aim is to reduce suicides by 10% by 2021, although its final goal is to achieve the desired “zero suicides” for patients with psychiatric disorders. This money is primarily allocated to promoting prevention campaigns especially to men, psychological help for people with financial problems and better health care after discharge, and improved self harm services for all ages https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k2237.full.
The video shows the difficulty in determining which death are suicide
- In 2017 there were 6,213 suicides in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
- In the UK men remain three times as likely to take their own lives than women and in the Republic of Ireland four times more likely.
- The highest suicide rate in the UK was for men aged 45-49 (see HERE).