Middle-aged men still vulnerable: alarming suicide rates

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RESEARCH into suicide rates shows that men in their 40s are still the most vulnerable.

Males account for 79 per cent of suicides in Rotherham – and less than half had sought help from a GP in the months prior to their death.

White British men aged between 45 and 52 accounts for the majority of suicides nationwide.

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The biggest trigger was stressful life events including relationship or child protection issues and financial problems.

Over half were also suffering from a long-term illness, while a history of alcohol abuse was more prominent than substance abuse.

In Rotherham, data shows that 74 per cent of those who took their own life between 2018 and 2020 lived in the most deprived two areas.

Male deaths have slightly decreased in recent years but remain over double the number of female deaths. 

Over a quarter had never been diagnosed with a mental health condition.

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