Although the overall rate of death by suicide is falling, more than 4,300 people still die by suicide in England and Wales each year. Many more suicide attempts are made. At least one person in every 100 who ends up in hospital after a suicide attempt will succeed within a year, and up to 5% do so over the following decade. A study looking at figures for attempted suicides from several European countries, including the UK, suggests that the figures might be higher - possibly as many as 2% of people who have attempted suicide will kill themselves within a year of the previous attempt. The study also found that about 7% of people in the study died by suicide within the next decade.
- From Minds website - [link]
the official website of World Suicide Prevention Day - [link]