One Cumbrian Lost to Suicide Each Week
Suicide accounts for almost four times as many deaths resulting from road traffic accidents in the UK, with an average of 50 people taking their own lives in Cumbria each year; an average of one life every week.
Each suicide is thought to directly affect between six and 14 people: parents, partners, children, siblings, friends, work colleagues, teachers, health care professionals. This means that for those 50 suicides in Cumbria, between 300 and 700 people are affected each year as a result of these deaths. Sadly, statistics show that those bereaved by suicide actually have an increased risk of suicide themselves.
Click here to listen to John Brown and Paul Mart's interview with Radio Cumbria.