rate for young men for nearly 20 years, reports government
by Angela Hussain
suicide rate for young men in England has fallen to its lowest for
almost 20 years, according to a government report.
second annual report of the government's national suicide prevention
strategy claims suicide among men under the age of 35 has dropped
almost 30 percent from its peak in 1998.
report states that the overall death rate from suicide between 2001-03
has fallen to 8.6 deaths per 100,000 population. This marks a reduction
of 6% from 1995-7 of 9.2 deaths per 100,000.
2003 the department of health's 'Our Healthier Nation' policy document
promised to reduce overall suicides in England to 7.4 deaths per
100,000 population by 2009-11.
second annual report also outlines initiatives being carried out
by the Department of Health and the National Institute for Mental
Health in England to try and prevent suicides among young men.
include young men being targeted to seek help earlier and access
services when in distress via mental health promotion pilots in
Camden, Manchester and Bedfordshire.
Professor Louis Appleby, the national director of mental health,
said: ""Whilst these figures are positive, there were
still nearly 4,500 registered suicides in 2003."
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