Campaign calls for more focus on male suicide

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Campaign calls for more focus on male suicide

With suicide the biggest single killer of men aged under 45 in England and Wales - there are calls for the Government to make tackling the problem a top priority in 2015.

According to figures from 2013, the highest suicide rate was among men aged 40 to 44.

During the same year, a total of 1,120 women took their own lives compared to 4,020 men – the highest male suicide rate for 15 years.

The Campaign Against Living Miserably, or CALM, want the Department of Health to develop a strategy to specifically reach out to men.

Claire Anstey, who lost her former partner to suicide and CALM patron Brid McKeown, an engagement officer for CALM, explain more.

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