Suicide rates across Lancashire and South Cumbria are the third highest in England, and men are three times more likely to take their life by suicide than women.

Sixty-seven per cent of people who die by suicide are not known to mental health services – and it is the biggest killer of men under 49.

Gary Edwards from Papyrus talks about how talking can save lives
Tony Harrison talks about his personal exeperience with suicide

Have a look at the pages below for more information about help and support for people who may be thinking about suicide or those who have been bereaved by suicide.

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