A new campaign launched by a group of partners, including Lancashire Police, aims to bring awareness of suicide prevention.
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, giving a number of organisations the opportunity to raise awareness and talk about the dangers of men struggling with mental health issues.
According to the World Health Organisation, one person from around the world dies from suicide every 40 seconds.
Lancashire Police took to social media this morning to add their weight towards the awareness of Suicide Prevention Day, and have encouraged anyone struggling to call the Samaritans.
Louise Thomas, Suicide Prevention Lead for Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System, said, “We know that suicide is a complex issue and it is vital for people to come together and recognise that suicide prevention is everyone’s business. Men are three times more likely to die by suicide than women – and listening is more powerful than you think.
“By bringing people together we hope to raise awareness and encourage people to talk about suicide.”
Suicide has become the leading cause of death for 15 to 29-years-olds and the leading cause of death for men under 49.
If any of the issues raised are affecting you or someone you know, please call the Samaritans on 116 123.