Suicide rates

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More depression and anxiety, but fewer suicides during lockdown | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters
Mental health statistics over the pandemic have a complex pattern

David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters

12, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘I don’t intend to let my son down twice’: the bereaved father trying to end suicide
When 18-year-old Edward Mallen killed himself, his father blamed the NHS, society – and himself. He founded the Zero Suicide Alliance to try to make such deaths a thing of the past

Simon Usborne

11, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Concern grows in Kenya after alarming rise in suicide cases
Mental ill-health and ‘warped’ notions of masculinity among reasons mooted for rise of nearly 50% in a year

Peter Muiruri in Nairobi

10, Aug, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Pentagon chief ‘deeply concerned’ by sharp rise in suicides among US troops
Defense department promises improvements in quality of life and mental health help on army bases

Maya Yang

26, Jul, 2021 @7:30 PM

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One-fifth of patients attending hospital from hotel quarantine suffered mental health emergencies
Hotel quarantine ‘may exacerbate’ poor mental health and more psychological support is needed, study finds

Melissa Davey and Nino Bucci

10, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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No rise in suicides in early months of Covid pandemic, study suggests
Researchers find no increase, though results are based on data from wealthier countries

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

13, Apr, 2021 @6:50 PM

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New Zealand’s ‘wellbeing budget’ made headlines, but what really changed?
Two years ago Jacinda Arden committed to a new mental health strategy, now the world wants to know if it has worked

Tess McClure in Auckland

10, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Fatal truth: how the suicide of Alex Reid exposed the hidden death toll of domestic violence
Nine months after the outgoing and talented nurse started dating Peter Yeung, she was dead. Her story highlights a shockingly common but overlooked cause of death among women

Anna Moore

24, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Hate targeted at Gypsy, Traveller and Roma linked to rise in suicides – report
Exclusive: Study says hate towards communities may be contributing to an ‘epidemic of needless deaths’

Katharine Quarmby

10, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Julie Bentley: 'Samaritans' services have been crucial during the pandemic'
Samaritans’ new chief executive on the impact of Covid on mental health and why it’s important not to wait until someone becomes suicidal

Hélène Mulholland

09, Dec, 2020 @7:30 AM

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Indigenous imprisonment, suicide and self-harm rates have risen, report finds
The Productivity Commission finds some improvements in early child development and economic participation

Lorena Allam

02, Dec, 2020 @4:30 PM

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'Drastic rise' in Malawi's suicide rate linked to Covid economic downturn
Lack of specialist support and growing unemployment are factors in growing mental health crisis, doctors say

Charles Pensulo

12, Oct, 2020 @6:15 AM

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