Why do we do what we do?
The Campaign Against Living Miserably states that suicide is currently the leading cause of death for young men in England and Wales. The World Health Organisation has identified that in the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide and that suicide is now among the three leading causes of death among men and women aged 15-44.
The Office of National Statistics notes that Cornwall has one of the highest suicide rates in the UK.
In real terms, that is roughly 17 deaths by suicide in the UK everyday.
Each of those deaths results in 20-60 people being significantly affected.
Therefore there are, on average, 340-1,020 people each and every day who become
bereaved by suicide. They will experience shock, trauma, distress often coupled
with shame, guilt and stigma which can leave them isolated as they struggle to
come to terms with their lived experience of losing a loved one in this way.
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