THE TELEGRAPH: Suicide rate for young women highest for 20 years as experts warn of mental health crisis

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Professor Louis Appleby, of the University of Manchester, who leads the National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England, said the overall figures were the "best we've seen in years". 

In England the overall rate fell from 10.1 to 9.5. "You'd have to go back more than three decades to find a drop as big as that in one year," he said. 

However, he said that it was important to "keep an eye" on the figures for young people. 

"There is a worry that we have a generation of young people who respond with self-harming behaviour to the stresses that they face," he said. 

Period7 Sep 2017

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  • TitleSuicide rate for young women highest for 20 years as experts warn of mental health crisis
    Media name/outletThe Telegraph
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date7/09/17
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    Professor Louis Appleby, of the University of Manchester, who leads the National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England, said the overall figures were the "best we've seen in years".

    In England the overall rate fell from 10.1 to 9.5. "You'd have to go back more than three decades to find a drop as big as that in one year," he said.

    However, he said that it was important to "keep an eye" on the figures for young people.

    "There is a worry that we have a generation of young people who respond with self-harming behaviour to the stresses that they face," he said.
    URLwww.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/07/suicide-rate-young-women-highest-20-years-experts-warn-mental/
    PersonsLouis Appleby

Keywords

  • suicide
  • suicide prevention
  • mental health