Samaritans Scotland urges action on suicide and inequality | Samaritans

Suicides in Scotland have fallen for the fifth year running. In 2015, 672 people took their own lives, a fall of three percent compared to the previous year.

Samaritans in Scotland is calling for a new approach to tackle suicide and deprivation, as figures out today show the rate of suicide was three times higher in the most deprived tenth of the population compared to the least deprived tenth (22.1 deaths per 100,000 population compared to 7.3).


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