Study to stem suicide rates

More work is being done to reduce rates of suicide and self harm in the county.

The Lincolnshire Suicide and Self Harm Report has been compiled to identify areas where improvements can be made.

Information sourced from medical records identified that 63 per cent of suicide cases had a physical illness or long term health condition, 45 per cent of cases were reported to have some form of depression and 87 per cent of those were also reported to have experienced a personal crisis.

Other factors bore similar resemblance to the national picture; for instance more males committed suicide (46) than females (13). Colin Warren, Planning & Health Outcomes Manager for NHS Lincolnshire said: “We are now working to have a better picture of where suicide occurs to identify if there are any ‘hotspots’ in Lincolnshire.”