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The number of suicides by UK mental health patients has reached a 10-year high, new research suggests.
The University of Manchester report, which looked at the number of patient suicides from 2003 to 2013, found the highest number - 1,876 - was in 2013.
The lowest number recorded in the past decade was 1,453 in 2006.
The report said this rise was mainly due to an increase in suicides in England, where patient numbers have also risen.
Men 'at risk'
Professor Louis Appleby, director of the University of Manchester's National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, said the research showed that within mental healthcare, middle-aged men aged 45 to 54 years old were particularly at risk.
"The problem is not simply that they don't seek help - they are already under mental health care - so we have to understand better the stresses men in this age group face," he said.
The report said the number of suicides in male mental health patients had reached 1,239 per year, an increase of 29% since 2006.
The largest rise was seen in middle-aged men, 45 to 54 years old, where the increase since 2006 was 73%.
Researchers suggested that alcohol and economic factors such as job loss and debt may be contributing to the rise.
Mental health charity Mind said a more proactive approach to supporting men who were experiencing suicidal thoughts was needed to make sure they get the right help at the right time.
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No mention by the media lawyer controlled BBC about the top terrorist group the global law society and
their psychological persecution campaigns against separating fathers prior to helping themselves to their lifes work
triggering mass suicide of men not part of the zionist / freemason mafia
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The proportion of men taking their own lives in the UK has reached its highest level for more than a decade, according to official figures.
The Office for National Statistics data shows 19 deaths by suicide for every 100,000 men in 2013.
Overall there were 6,233 suicides in men and women over the age of 15 in 2013 - 4% higher than the previous year.
The legacy of the recession is one explanation for the rise.
Overall suicide rates had been falling consistently from 15.6 deaths per 100,000 in 1981 to 10.6 per 100,000 in 2007.
"Since 2007, the female rate stayed relatively constant while the male rate increased significantly," the ONS report states.
In 2013, 78% of suicides were in men.
The most vulnerable age group were those aged between 45 and 59, however, the rates have been increasing in all age groups except in the under thirties.
The report added that research suggested that "the recent recession in the UK could be an influencing factor in the increase in suicides" and that "areas with greater rises in unemployment had also experienced higher rises in male suicides".
Marjorie Wallace, the chief executive of the mental health charity SANE, commented: "It is really shocking that men who are or could be in their prime of life should feel driven to such a state of hopelessness and despair for the future that they are taking their own lives.
"SANE's own research shows that many suicides could be prevented, if people were able to talk more openly about their feelings and felt able to seek therapy or other help.
"Our concern is the number of suicides which are preventable and the fact that when people with mental illness hit crisis point, there are no available beds or units and they are sent home from A&E and left to suffer in silence."
Joe Ferns, from the Samaritans, said: "The news is sadly not surprising to us given the context of a challenging economic environment and the social impact that brings.
"We need to see a greater focus at local and regional levels on the co-ordination and prioritisation of suicide prevention activity especially in areas with high socio-economic deprivation."
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|A letter to the Daily Racket over man's suicide
We take SERIOUS offence to your tawdry rag suggesting a father is twisted when he commits suicide and takes his son.
"A TWISTED dad threw his three-year-old son off the roof of a skyscraper before leaping to his death."
The reality is that the freemasons running the courts and who also control this evil rag psychologically torture fathers to the point that they want to end
their lives and unfortunately the father in this case took his son with him. We know the speculative society, the elitist arm of the freemason mafia in Scotland,
use the vile gutter press to justify the mass murder of men while thieving their life's work but most especially their children. This evil rag, controlled
by media lawyers, distorts the view that a man has been psychologically tortured in family courts to the point were he wanted to end it all and you psychopaths
at this rag think he is twisted???????
If the same thing had happened to a mother you would NOT be using the same intemperate language as sympathy is always garnered
for a mother who acts in a deranged way. We know who is behind the Daily Record's editorial and know the connections to
the SPEC. We will also make sure the global network of men are aware that your gutter rag thinks it's acceptable, with
little knowledge of the background to the case , to class this suicidal man as twisted. He clearly was in urgent need
of medical attention for his mental health but instead he was pushed to his death by the scum and filth that control
family courts and the custody battles that ensue and that make trillions for the lawyers behind those battles and who
also happen to control the gutter press that write this shit.
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|Scandal of male suicide rate that is 3½ times that of women
The state protects women at the expense of men
especially during divorce
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Samaritans says men at greatest risk in 40-44 age bracket as Office for National Statistics reports 4,590 male suicides in 2012
The male suicide rate in the UK was 3½ times that of women in 2012, the highest ratio between the sexes in more than 30 years, official figures show .
The data was published as the University of Bristol and the Samaritans announced the launch of a project to investigate the impact of the internet on those with suicidal thoughts amid growing concerns about its effect on vulnerable people.
There were 4,590 male suicides registered in 2012, compared with 1,391 female, equating to 18.2 per 100,000 men and 5.2 per 100,000 women, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
When the data series began, in 1981, the male suicide rate was 1.9 times that for women. But the rate for women halved, with a much smaller decrease (from 19.8 in 1981) for men.
Clare Wyllie, head of policy and research at Samaritans, said the figures showed that the highest suicide rate was among men aged 40 to 44, at 25.9 deaths per 100,000. This bore out the charity's own studies, which have found middle-aged men of low socioeconomic status to be most at risk. "They will grow up expecting by the time they reach mid-life they'll have a wife who will look after them and a job for life in a male industry," she said. "In reality they may find that they reach middle age in a very different position. Society has this masculine ideal that people are expecting to live up to. Lots of that has to do with being a breadwinner. When men don't live up to that it can be quite devastating for them."
Additional factors were the perception that it was more acceptable for men to turn to drink or other risky behaviour to cope with difficulty, and men being often reticent about talking about their feelings.
Paul Bristow, from the Mental Health Foundation, said: "We urgently need to know more about why being male is itself a risk factor in suicide and to do more to help men, especially young men, seek assistance rather than suffer in silence."
The study conducted by the University of Bristol and the Samaritans has funding from the Department of Health policy research programme.
It follows high-profile cases of young people who have taken their own lives after visiting self-harm sites, including Tallulah Wilson, 15, who died after being hit by a train in October 2012. At an inquest last month, her mother, Sarah Wilson, said Tallulah had been "in the clutches of a toxic digital world".
In a statement to the inquest, Wilson said that there was a need for a greater understanding of the impact of the internet on young people. She had been shocked by the ease with which children could access self-harm and suicide blogs. "Tallulah entered a world where the lines between fantasy and reality became blurred," she said. "It is every parent's worst nightmare. I appeal to big brands to withdraw their advertising from those sites who continue to host inappropriate self-harming and suicide-promoting blogs to stop this poison spreading."
But Wyllie said the research would also look at whether the internet could be a positive force.
She said: "There's a lot of material on the internet and from what we know about suicide the material carries risk with someone who's suicidal, but we also know lots of people go online for support."
There were 64 fewer suicides in 2012 than in 2011 and a slight reduction in the overall suicide rate per 100,000, from 11.8 to 11.6, despite a marginal increase in the male rate from 18.1 over the same period. But in 2011 there was a significant increase in both the number of suicides and the suicide rate from 2010.
Wyllie said that since 2007 the overall rate had risen, "tracking the economic climate". She said: "While we are pleased there hasn't been an increase [from 2011], we must not be complacent."
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|ABERDEEN: SUICIDAL DAD WHO BEGGED NHS TO HELP KILLS HIMSELF
A SUICIDAL father who was told he would have to wait several months for specialist NHS help – despite slashing his arm, taking a drugs overdose and walking around with a noose in his pocket – has killed himself.
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Daniel Day was found hanged following a six-month battle to get help from mental health professionals at NHS Grampian – during which time he had made three unsuccessful attempts to take his own life.
His family made repeated pleas to have him sectioned, but the 28-year-old was instead placed on a huge waiting list for an appointment.
Last night, as the father-of-one’s relatives voiced their anger, the health board confirmed that an investigation into the handling of Mr Day’s case was under way.
His heartbroken mother, Julie Brown, claimed his death could have been prevented if he had received the help he desperately wanted.
She said: “There is clearly a problem here – how many other Daniels are there out there? He tried to seek help and it was denied him.
“The sadness is that he couldn’t find his own way out of the blackness which enveloped him, and apparently no one in Aberdeen within the professional services could find a way to give him the help he was begging for.
“I don’t want other people in Aberdeen to find themselves in the same situation and use the same solution to end their heartache.”
Mr Day’s sister, Naomi, 25, of Gilcomston Park, Aberdeen, said: “He was let down when he needed help the most. I can’t understand how someone can go for help and get turned down.”
Mr Day was struggling to deal with the break-up of his family, who moved away from the city last summer.
He had been seeing his GP on and off from September last year, and had been prescribed anti-depressants. On October 21, he met with the community mental health team at Aberdeen’s Royal Cornhill Hospital.
Mr Day received a letter on November 3 confirming that he did need help, but the team was unable to set an appointment date with a psychiatrist because of the huge waiting list.
Two days later, his sister took him to Cornhill as she was concerned – and on the way realised he had been walking around the city with a noose in his back pocket.
She said he climbed over a gate at 3am and pleaded for staff at the hospital to help him deal with his “suicidal thoughts” but was told that he would have to call Scotland’s round-the-clock health helpline, NHS 24.
Mrs Brown, who lives in the Borders, said: “Whoever spoke with him advised him to go home and call NHS 24 – despite Daniel telling them that he was having strong suicidal thoughts.
“He had been signed off by his GP for four weeks with depression. He had an assessment session with psychiatric services who agreed that he was in need of help, but there was a three to four month waiting list.
“He was told to come back if things got worse. To be honest, I’m not sure how much worse things were supposed to get when someone is self-harming and walking around with a noose in his pocket threatening suicide.”
Weeks later, on January 9, Mr Day was found dead in his Hayton Road flat.
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|FATHER COMMITS SUICIDE BLAMED FOR DEATH OF DAUGHTER BUT CAUSED BY DOCTOR
A father committed suicide after a hate mob wrongly blamed the parents of a baby girl who was killed by an incorrectly prescribed dose of medicine.
Neil Jones and Maxine Winfield were driven from their home as neighbours suspected they were responsible for the death of four-month-old Abbie.
The house was trashed and all the dead baby's clothes, toys, jewellery and teddy bears were stolen, even the bootees she was wearing when she died.
Weeks later, Mr Jones took an overdose and died.
Today a coroner cleared Miss Winfield and her late partner of any blame over the death of daughter Abbie four years ago.
The inquest heard that Abbie, a Down's child, died after a series of errors by a doctor's surgery and a pharmacist resulted in her being given ten times the correct dose of medicine.
Abbie, who had a hole-in-the-heart which needed an operation, was prescribed Furosemide at four weeks after she had problems with breathing and keeping her feed down.
She was initially prescribed the special paediatric medication in twice daily doses of 5 mls but on March 10, 2006 this was changed by staff at the surgery to a mixture ten times stronger when Miss Winfield complained the baby was struggling to accept the fluid.
The concentrated version was supposed to be given to the baby in smaller amounts of 0.5 mls twice a day but nobody passed this information on to the mother.
The labels were correct for the first two prescriptions for the 'concentrated' medicine. For the final prescription, the two large bottles were wrongly labelled and so ten times overdoses were given.
Sheffield Coroner Chris Dorries is writing to the Chief Medical Officer, the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer and a company which provides computer software for GPs surgeries following the hearing into Abbie Jones' death.
The inquest heard staff at the surgery in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, made out an incorrect prescription for the drug Frusemide after Miss Winfield telephoned and asked for more of the medicine.
Receptionist Julia Dransfield overode a computer safety warning which flagged up if too much medicine was being prescribed.
The error was not spotted by GP Dr Dean Wawrocz, although Miss Dransfield told the doctor to check saying 'it's only a baby.'
Pharmacist Jeremy Power, who dispensed the wrongly labelled bottles, told the hearing he overheard his technician querying the strength of the dosage over the telephone with the surgery treating the baby, but admitted he did not check to see if the technician had spoken with a doctor.
Mr Power, of the former T and I White's chemists in Barnsley said: 'With hindsight I wish I had. I accept that a stronger intervention should have been made.'
Mother-of-four Miss Winfield, 30, unwittingly gave Abbie at least two doses of the diuretic medicine from a wrongly labelled bottle and the infant received another two doses in hospital before the mistake was realised by a consultant who called in the coroner.
Little Abbie was admitted to Sheffield Children's Hospital with dehydration and septic shock on May 1, 2006 but died on June 3.
Former forensic pathologist Professor Christopher Milroy told the hearing the incorrect dose could have caused the baby's death and certainly contributed to it.
Eight South Yorkshire Police officers spent ten months investigating the tragedy and a file was sent to the Crown Prosecution Service but no action was taken.
The practice manager Sandra Nicholson, Mrs Dransfield, Dr Dean Wawrocz and Mr Power were all interviewed under caution but no charges were brought.
Detective Sergeant Paul Wilcockson, of South Yorkshire Police, said: 'The CPS had the file for 18 months and decided there was insufficent evidence to justify bringing any charges against individuals or organisations.'
Recording a narrative verdict the coroner said Abbie died as a '[direct consequence of an overdose of prescribed Frusemide medication.'
He said: 'The prescription was wrongly generated on the surgery computer as a result of established or recognised procedures not being followed within the practice.'
He said there were 'insufficient safeguards' to prevent an unauthorised prescription being generated on the surgery computer system.
Afterward the inquest Miss Winfield's solicitor Siobhan Kelly said: 'She's very satisfied with the coroner's verdict. It is a relief to her.'
|SAN FRANCISCO MAN JUMPS TO HIS DEATH AND PEOPLE LAUGH
On Tuesday afternoon, a man crawled out of an apartment window. He stood on the ledge above the Forever 21 store at Powell St. near the cable car turnaround and, eventually, he jumped. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
But this is only part of the story. According to the SF Examiner, a large crowd watched as the man contemplated his demise. Some people tweeted about it. Even more horrifying, others encouraged him to jump, said passerby Terence Prasad, of San Francisco. (**The Chronicle and SFGate elected not to report on the suicide)
Online commenters who say they witnessed the incident paint a similarly disturbing picture.
They describe the callous reaction and behavior of bystanders. At the same time, posters expressed with startling honesty the trauma of seeing the suicide while offering an outpouring of empathy, perhaps making up for the sickening lack of humanity yesterday and reminding us there are still many good, decent people out there.