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There is no doubt that the pandemic has had a detrimental impact on people's mental health. Data across all demographics is showing an increase.
We can't be passive and assume that the end of the pandemic will reverse the trend, because the numbers prior were still an unacceptable loss of life.
On average, over 5 young people take their lives each day.
Over 200 schoolchildren are lost to individuals taking their own life every year.
Every 90 minutes in the UK, a life is lost to suicide.
- The Sun
Male suicide is at it’s highest rate in 20 years in 2020.
The number of suicides in England and Wales in 2019 - that is 321 more compared to the year before.
Internet searches ways to take your own life every month.
Harmful internet use was found in 26% of deaths in under 20s and 13% of deaths in 20-24 year olds
59% of 14 -24 year olds reported being exposed to suicide-related content through the internet and social media
Three quarters of young people under the age of 35 who took their own lives in 2018 were boys or young men.
93% rise in female under 25 suicide rates since 2012.