Silence - we’re coming for you
In 2017 there were 5,821 suicides registered in the UK, an age-standardised rate of 10.1 deaths per 100,000 population.
The UK male suicide rate is currently 15.5 deaths per 100,000.
The UK female suicide rate is currently 4.9 deaths per 100,000.
Males accounted for three-quarters of suicides registered in 2017 (4,382 deaths), which has been the case since the mid-1990s.
The highest age-specific suicide rate was 24.8 deaths per 100,000 among males aged 45 to 49 years; for females, the age group with the highest rate was 50 to 54 years, at 6.8 deaths per 100,000.
Scotland had the highest suicide rate in Great Britain with 13.9 deaths per 100,000 persons, and England the lowest with 9.2 deaths per 100,000.
Quite frankly, from where we’re standing, these number’s don’t even touch the surface. These numbers, as alarming as they are, don’t even begin to reflect your suffering (yes you, and the person to the left & right of you for that matter). So the only stat we’re truly obsessed with is the UK population, which currently sits at 66,690,116 as of Sunday, October 28, 2018
We’ve got an epic challenge ahead of us but we’re ready for the challenge.
You with us?