Theresa May to announce new measures to tackle UK’s increasing suicide rate –

Among Monday’s expected measures are those that will show how firms can do more for staff forced to take time off work for mental health issues.

Ms May’s push to force down the number of suicides, comes as it rose slightly from 6,122 deaths in 2014 to 6,188 deaths in 2015, with a subsequent increase in the rate from 10.8 to 10.9 deaths per 100,000 population.

Theresa May is to announce new measures to improve the care and support received by people suffering mental health problems.

While the increase in the suicide rate is a result of an increase in female suicides, the Office for National Statistics state that males still account for three quarters of all suicides.

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