The latest figures on deaths in England and Wales indicate that suicide decreased by 5 percent between 2015 and 2016.
Yet suicide remains a huge public health issue as it’s the biggest killer of men under 50; with men being three times more likely to take their lives than women.
Factors such as mental health, alcohol misuse, social inequalities and deprivation can create increased risks for those who are vulnerable.
But who are those affected and what can be done to prevent those with suicidal thoughts from taking fatal action?
[If you are feeling suicidal or if you are going through an overwhelming situation, you can talk to The Samaritans. Call them for free, any time on 116 123.]