Mental Health Statistics: suicide


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

  • In 2013, 6,188 suicides were recorded in the UK. Of these, 75% were male and 25% were female.1
  • Between 2003 and 2013, 18,220 people with mental health problems took their own life in the UK.2
  • Suicide is the most common cause of death for men aged 20-49 years in England and Wales.3
  • One person in fifteen had made a suicide attempt at some point in their life.4

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