Suicide: statistics

Suicide and self-harm are not mental health problems themselves, but they are linked with mental distress.

In the UK in 2019, 6,524 people took their own lives.

Men aged 45-49 and women aged 50-54 have the highest suicide rates in England and Wales.


Browse all of the mental health statistics

Our 2016 study 'The Fundamental Facts about Mental Health' follows a comprehensive summary of mental health research, providing a unique handbook of key facts and figures, covering all key areas of mental health.
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Suicide: A-Z Topic

Learn more about suicide and suicidal thoughts.
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