Show your support for World Suicide Prevention Day today

Tue, 10/09/2019 - 11:17 -- Editor

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, at 8pm tonight the public are asked to light a candle and place in or near a window to show your support for suicide prevention, to remember a lost loved one, and for the survivors of suicide.

Northern Ireland's suicide rate is 18.5 per 100,000 of population, over twice that of England, according to latest statistics.

Northern Ireland's suicide rate continues to rise, while rates in the rest of the UK continue to decline.