Scottish men three times more likely to commit suicide

MEN in Scotland are three times as likely to kill themselves as woman, latest figures show.The statistics from the General Register for Scotland show that of the 781 suicides in 2010, 74 per cent were men.

The number of suicides rose by 5 per cent between 2009 and 2010. However, the number of people killing themselves has dropped from an all-time high of 912 in 1993.

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Samaritans’ trustee Stephen Platt said: “It would appear that national strategies and services are failing to reach and engage men, which is why Samaritans launched a campaign in late 2010 to target working class men.”