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Government Failing To Tackle Male Suicide Warn More Than 30 Top Charities

Government Failing To Tackle Male Suicide Warn More Than 30 Top Charities

Press Releases   •   Nov 18, 2015 20:27 GMT

With suicide biggest single killer of men aged under 45, MPs mark International Men’s Day with historic Commons debate; more than 30 suicide prevention charities urge Government to adopt four point plan; the charities are calling on the Government to overhaul how suicides are prevented in the UK and urge them to treat suicide as a major public health issue.

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On 19th November 2015, an historic Parliamentary debate will be held in Westminster Hall. Male suicide is the biggest single killer of men under the age of 45. In 2014, 76% of all suicides were men. Without a revolution in attitudes towards suicide, treating it as a major public health issue, these figures are unlikely to improve. We propose four simple changes.