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Talking about suicide saves lives

Mandatory suicide intervention training would give nurses the confidence to speak up and ensure vulnerable people get the help they need
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Mandatory suicide intervention training would give nurses the confidence to speak up and ensure vulnerable people get the help they need

In England, one person dies every 2 hours as a result of suicide. It is the leading cause of death for young people, both male and female, in the UK – every year around 1,600 children and young people aged 10 to 34 take their own lives. Childline receives an average of one call every 30 minutes from British children with suicidal thoughts – that works out at 19,481 in the past year alone. This is more than double the number 5 years ago. And yet, we still aren’t talking about it.

Part of the problem is that people are scared of having conversations about suicide. Friends and relatives of people at risk

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