14 May 2018
The research, published by Glasgow University's Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory, focuses on the prevalence of suicide attempts and self harm by young adults in Scotland.
The report highlights that one in nine young people report having attempted suicide and one in six report self harm - it is a collaborative work between Glasgow, Stirling, Leeds, and Nottingham universities and can be read here.
The Society believes that more must be done to support young people who self and/or are at risk of suicidal behaviour. We are calling for:
A Society spokesperson said:
"More needs to be done for young people who are at risk of suicide and self harm. No civilised and caring society should tolerate this level of despair, hopelessness, and avoidable tragedy. The early identification of suicidal thoughts and behaviour, and effective care for those of us at risk, are crucial in ensuring that people receive the care they need and deserve. Action at an early stage is core to any strategy for suicide prevention."
Samaritans offer a 24 hour helpline for anyone feeling distressed or struggling to cope. Please call them on 116 123 or email [email protected].