Suicide Facts

 

Every day around two people die from suicide in Scotland

 

Around three out of four suicides are by men

 

National statistics have shown us that:

  • Some groups in the population have higher rates of death by suicide than others
  • The highest risk of death by suicide was among men aged 40-49 years
  • Almost three quarters of the people who died by suicide between 2009 and 2014 were men
  • Among women, those aged 40-54 had the highest risk of suicide

 

Those in the most deprived areas of Scotland have a suicide risk double that of the Scottish average

 

Suicide can affect all ages, genders, ethnicities and cultures

 

For more information please visit the Chooselife website

 

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