Many of us have been affected by suicide in some way – whether it’s ourselves, a loved one, or someone we know. Suicide is of concern to all of us. It is a leading cause of death among young people and men are three times more likely to take their own lives compared to women.
Thanks to the efforts of many, we have made progress in reducing the number of people who die by suicide. However, in 2018, 784 people died as a result of suicide. That’s two people every day. At any one time, 1 in 25 of us is experiencing thoughts of suicide.
As part of our work on the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group, we’re supporting a new movement for change in suicide prevention. United to Prevent Suicide is a new unifying identity for suicide prevention in Scotland. It marks a refreshed approach to preventing suicide as set out in Scotland’s National Suicide Prevention Action Plan.
We need all of us to play a role in preventing suicide. We need people like you to join the movement for change. Together we can save lives, so let’s talk suicide.
Join the conversation, be a part of the movement and sign our pledge at www.unitedtopreventsuicide.org.uk