Suicide - Samaritans launch new campaign

The Samaritans last week launched a new campaign to highlight the issue of suicide in light of the increasing number of young men who are taking their own lives.

I strongly welcome this campaign by The Samaritans highlighting an issue which destroys many lives each year. It is particularly concerning that it seems that an increasing number of Young Men are taking their own lives and I hope this campaign will help reverse the trend.

People take their own lives for many different reasons. In my own experience friends have chosen to end their life because of variety of reasons including personal circumstances and societal attitudes.

I will continue to work as a politician to create a new type of society where people are valued and able to enjoy their life to the full without feeling the need to consider suicide. 

The Samaritans can be contacted via 08457 90 90 90 or jo@samaritans.org