The National Institute for Mental Health in England has
said in a report that the suicide rate in England has hit a record low as there
has been significant progress in reducing suicides among young people.
The report said the three-year average was 8.3 suicides per 100,000 population in 2004-06. This figure was down from the 8.5 recorded in the previous three years.
Furthermore suicides among people with mental health issues were also down from 1,308 in 2004 to 1,277 in 2005.
Celia Richardson, of the Mental Health Foundation said the government needed to put in more efforts. "We are particularly keen to see community-based approaches being implemented across the country."