About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Suicide is the Biggest Killer Among Young Britons

by Kathy Jones on March 25, 2013 at 8:44 PM
Font : A-A+

 Suicide is the Biggest Killer Among Young Britons

A charity organization has claimed that suicide is claiming the most number of lives among young Britons compared to any other cause.

According to latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, over 6,045 people over 15 years of age committed suicide in 2011, of which 4,552 were men. Around 1,619 suicides were among people between 15 and 35 years of age with over 1,242 suicides among men. The highest suicide rate though was in the 30-44 age group with 23.5 suicides per 100,000 people in 2011.

Advertisement

"The reasons for suicide are complex and often very individual. The economic climate and social factors such as insecurities around work and housing, social isolation and substance misuse are felt particularly strongly in this group", Campaign Against Living Miserably's (CALM) Jane Powell said.

Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021 - Fighting for Rights in the Post-COVID Era
Effect of Blood Group Type on COVID-19 Risk and Severity
Woman with Rare Spinal Cord Defect from Birth Sues Doctor
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Adolescence Depression Suicide Stress Relief Through Alternative Medicine Bereavement Quiz on Depression 

Recommended Reading
Suicide
Suicide is an act of ending one's own life and it usually results from emotional isolations and ......
Organophosphorus Poisoning
Organosphosphorus compounds are used as insecticides and chemical warfare. They are easily ......
Depression Symptom Evaluation
Depression occurs due to alterations in the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. ...
Bereavement
Bereavement refers to grief, pain and sadness following the loss of a loved one, especially during t...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use