Suicide in Middle Aged Men

Middle-aged men remain one of the most high-risk groups for suicide.

  • Males continue to account for three-quarters of suicide deaths in 2018 (4,903 male deaths compared with 1,604 female deaths).
  • Males aged 45 to 49 years had the highest age-specific suicide rate (27.1 deaths per 100,000 males); for females, the age group with the highest rate was also 45 to 49 years, at 9.2 deaths per 100,000

Unfortunately, the number of young people taking their own lives continues to increase, however, as there are existing programmes within South West London aimed at reducing self-harm in children and young people, our new project will focus on preventing suicide in middle-aged men in South West London.

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If you would like more information on our suicide prevention programmes, please email swlmh@swlondon.nhs.uk

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