Dying from inequality

Samaritans have launched a new report into socioeconomic disadvantage and suicidal behaviour.

Pears Foundation - 13 March 2017

Dying from Inequality is Samaritans’ report into socioeconomic disadvantage and suicidal behaviour. Produced in conjunction with leading academics, and funded by Pears Foundation and Big Lottery Fund, it sets out how low income and unmanageable debt, unemployment, poor housing, and other socioeconomic factors contribute to high suicide rates in the most disadvantaged communities.

The research evidence was considered at three levels: societal, community and individual and aims to set out the actions needed to reduce the number of disadvantaged people taking their own lives.

The report can be read here.