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

Press/Media: Expert comment

Release date: 7/9/2017

Description

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. 

Media contributions

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
Description

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