Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Reduction of Suicide Rate Is on Agenda

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Reduction of Suicide Rate Is on Agenda

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Byline: Sarah Dale Reporter sarah.dale@trinitymirror.com

ALMOST 600 people have committed suicide in Middlesbrough and Stockton since 1997.

While the number of suicides has fluctuated over a 17-year period, there has been a decreasing trend in numbers. But preventing suicide is on the agenda at Middlesbrough Council, where the matter is being discussed today.

Between 1997 and 2013, 289 suicides had taken place in Middlesbrough, which was the second highest number in the Tees area behind Stockton with 293.

Men accounted for 76% of suicides, in line with national trends.

Statistically, the most common month for suicides was January, followed by May and October.

The most frequent method used was hanging/strangulation at 45%, followed by self-poisoning at 32%.

However, there is a difference in gender, with 52% of males using hanging compared to 24% of females, while 57% of females used self-poisoning compared to 23% for males. …

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