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  • Posted on 27 February 2019 by Sally McManus, NatCen Associate

    Suicidal distress among men in midlife

    Sally McManus
    Men in their forties are more likely to take their own life than other groups. As part of a study funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) we talked with midlife men with experience of suicidal distress, with bereaved family members, and with professionals working in the field. They described their experiences and suggested ways to prevent and respond to suicidal distress in this group.

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    Tags: Midlife men, NIHR, Self-harm, suicide

  • Posted on 12 September 2011

    World Suicide Prevention Day: the role of research

    Suicide arguably remains one of the last taboos. The stigma and myths attached to suicide - and mental illness more generally - can prevent people from telling others about how they feel and seeking help. World Suicide Prevention Day, held every year on the 10th of September, promotes a worldwide commitment to the prevention of suicides and the reduction of stigma. Valdeep Gill discusses our Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Study and related findings on people's experiences of suicidal thoughts or attempted suicide.  

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    Tags: APMS, Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey, suicide, stigma, taboos

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