About the day
Anyone can be affected by mental illness and we're here all year round for those who need us. But events such as World Mental Health Day are a great opportunity to unite in calling for a better quality of life for those living with a mental health condition.
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Every 40 seconds someone loses their life to suicide. To highlight the scale of this and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it, the theme for this year's World Mental Health Day is ‘suicide prevention’. As the leading charity for those severely affected by mental illness, we are all too familiar with the impact of suicide.
• In 2018 there were 6,507 registered suicides in the UK, the first increase since 2013
• 3 in 4 suicides were men. Males aged 45-49 being the highest at risk group
• Suicide rates amongst young women between 10 and 25 have increased the most in the last six years.
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