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Nottinghamshire Police supports World Suicide Prevention Day

September 9, 2019
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Nottinghamshire Police is supporting Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council to help raise awareness of World Suicide Prevention Day and the support available for those who need it.

National Suicide Prevention Alliance statistics state that between 6000 and 7000 people die by suicide every year.

In Nottinghamshire (city and county), there were 239 deaths by suicide between 2015 and 2017. Statistics also show that suicide remains the leading cause of death in men under 50 and that 75% of people who die by suicide are men.

Sergeant Anthony Horsnall, of Nottinghamshire Police’s Triage and Mental Health team, said: “It’s very important that people are able to speak about their mental health and wellbeing with friends, family or other support networks.”

“The causes of suicide are very complex and it’s vital that people feel that they have the support to share their concerns in a safe environment.”

Find out where you can access support.

World Suicide Prevention Day is on Tuesday 10 September 2019.

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101 is the number to call when you need to contact Nottinghamshire Police and it’s less urgent than a 999 call. Calls cost 15p, no matter how long the call lasts.