Navigation Links
Decline of Suicide Rates to a Record Low, Holds Promise

Recent updates on the suicide rates show a good trend of decline in the number of suicides. Yet, more needs to be done, for the government to realize its goal of scaling down the suicide rates by 20 % within the year 2010. //

Department Of Health has enabled some Statistics which portray that in 1995 the rate of suicide was 9.2 per 100,000 and in 2004 it had dropped to 8.56 deaths per 100,000. It was observed that men in the age group of 30- 39 committed the most suicides, while rates of suicide among women were four times lesser when compared to men.

Professor Louis Appleby, national director for mental health, has said that the difference in the suicide rates can be attributed to better mental health care and adequate follow up with the patients post discharge. In his words, "Whilst these figures are positive, we must work hard to ensure that this downward trend continues. Changes in the suicide rate reflect the mental health of the community and every action we take to improve mental health services will help reduce these figures further."

There was also a clear reduction in the number of psychiatric inpatients, who commit suicide. Sophie Corlett, director of policy at the mental health charity Mind said: "This is an example of where solid investment can make a real difference, but this battle is far from won. It also comes at a time when almost one in six mental health authorities are facing cuts. The Government must keep suicide prevention at the top of the health agenda, work harder to prevent self-inflicted deaths in prison, and prioritize mental health promotion throughout the country."


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Poor health care in Russia maybe causing Decline in its Population
2. Anemia may Lead to Physical Decline
3. Exercise Can Decrease Mental Decline
4. Folic Acid Retards Mental Decline In Middle Aged Subjects
5. Breastfeeding Decline In Middle East Worries UN
6. Preventing Age-Related Mental Decline By Consuming Vitamin B
7. Decline in Paternity Rates Following Treatment for Testicular Cancer
8. Drug Use On The Decline Among US Youth
9. Delhi Sees Sharp Decline In Chicken Prices
10. Global Seagrass Decline Affects Shallow-water Ecosystems
11. Contraceptive Use on the Decline among the Poor
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... The Behavioral Health ... Distinction, recognizing the organization as a top behavioral service provider in the country. ... clinical quality, staff satisfaction and qualifications, and consumer satisfaction. These areas are measured ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... Experimentation ... research and development, largely due to its potential for revolutionizing human disease treatment. ... and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). , Both platforms have distinct ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... METTLER TOLEDO has ... knowledge resources, including white papers, guides, handbooks, case studies, magazines, webinars, videos, catalogs, ... more than 9,000 documents, webinars and videos available online, visit the METTLER ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... ... 'Tis the season for family, festivity, food and fun! Temptation abounds, and ... eating healthy, staying active, and taking medication and doing daily foot health checks (a ... "Shopping trips, parties and family gatherings can take their toll on our feet during ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 06, 2016 , ... ... the availability of the newly updated International Audit Protocol Consortium (IAPC) EHS audit ... EHS audit protocols to understand the scope of their EHS regulatory obligations and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2016)... , Nov. 29, 2016 Several leading Alzheimer,s ... Accera, Inc. at 11 a.m. EST on ... Conference on Clinical Trials for Alzheimer,s Disease (CTAD). The ... in Alzheimer,s disease and therapeutic targets that address deficient ... "Following the recent failure of another therapy targeting the ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... BOCA RATON, Fla. , Dec. 5, ... Commercialization of Public Research (the Florida Institute) ... agreement SegAna, LLC, an Orlando ... Central Florida. The Florida Institute supports new company ... funding gaps for companies spinning out of Florida-based universities ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... According to a new market research report "Cartilage Repair/ Cartilage ... Scaffolds, Cell-free composites), Application (Hyaline Cartilage, Fibrocartilage), by Region - Forecast ... USD 779.8 Million by 2021 from USD 414.6 Million in 2016, ... 2016 to 2021. Continue Reading ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: