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Sharing information could prevent suicides

23rd January 2014

The government report, Preventing Suicide in England: One year On, outlines an agreement between government and health and care professionals that is designed to promote greater sharing of information between families and organisations.

Suicide Prevention

Figures released from the Office for National Statistics show there were just over 4,500 suicides in 2012, a small increase on the year before. 77% of those who take their own lives are adult men, with the peak age between 40 and 49.

Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb said: "we want to reduce suicides by ensuring those most at risk are better supported."

The information manager at mental health charity Mind, Sam Challis, said: "we urgently need to see more initiatives aimed at [men between the ages of 40-49] in particular, to increase resilience and build better social networks."  


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Article Information

Title: Sharing information could prevent suicides
Author: Dan Boyle
Article Id: 25071
Date Added: 23rd Jan 2014


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