Suicide rates

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‘You can’t bring my boy back’: why are so many UK prisoners dying on remand?
Garry Beadle was a promising footballer before his life fell apart. Then, three years ago, he killed himself in prison, one of hundreds failed by the system

Simon Hattenstone and Eric Allison

23, Jul, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Two-thirds of remand prisoners who took own lives were on care plans, FoI reveals
65.7% of remand prisoners in England and Wales who died by self-inflicted means were on suicide or self-harm watch

Simon Hattenstone and Eric Allison

23, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Suicide-related ambulance calls rose by more than 50% during Covid, Australian study finds
Interruption to mental health services and psychological distress due to pandemic may be behind rise

Donna Lu

07, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Suicide attempts among Australia’s live performers rose over last two years, survey reveals
Depression and anxiety double that found in general population, mental health researchers find

Kelly Burke

24, May, 2022 @2:25 AM

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Ministers in charge of reform must resist the gambling lobby | Letter
Letter: Conservative peer Michael Grade, who produced a raft of recommendations for reforms to the Gambling Act, urges the government to listen to the families of victims of addiction

Letters

08, Dec, 2021 @5:10 PM

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Rising humidity could be linked to increase in suicides, report finds
Increasingly intense and frequent spells of humidity linked to global heating may exacerbate mental health conditions, with women and young people worst affected

Kaamil Ahmed

15, Nov, 2021 @11:54 AM

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UK dads who lost their daughters to suicide finish 300-mile walk
Three Dads Walking raise £500,000 for suicide prevention charity after stars including Daniel Craig chip in

Miranda Bryant

23, Oct, 2021 @2:50 PM

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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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