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Suicide rates fall in Great Britain for third consecutive year
Added: 7th Sep 2017

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that suicide rates have fallen in Great Britain for the third consecutive year.

In Great Britain, there were 5,688 suicides registered in 2016, an annual decrease of 4.7 per cent. 

Around three-quarters of all suicides in 2016 in Great Britain were male.

Marjorie Wallace, chief executive of the mental health charity SANE, says: “The figures show that government and charities can prevent people taking their own lives.

“Our own research shows that as many as one in three suicides by people with mental illness could be prevented if crisis services were more effective and responsive.

“This makes it all the more urgent that we increase our efforts for the more than 5,000 people each year who still take their own lives.”

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