Suicide rates for middle-aged men in mental health care up 73%, Man Uni study reveals

More than a thousand men in the care of mental health services are committing suicide every year, a report by The University of Manchester reveals.

Suicides amongst male metal health patients have increased by 29% since 2006 – up to 1,239 a year – according to the report published by the university’s National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCISH) today.