Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland men more likely to commit suicide

Men in Northern Ireland are three times more likely to commit suicide than women, according to new research from the University of Ulster.

The study, which draws upon data from the Northern Ireland Coroners' files, is the most detailed analysis of deaths by suicide since 1995. The research shows that more than 67% of men who died by suicide had a recorded mental illness, while 59% had a recorded physical illness.

It also showed that the biggest cause for suicide in men was a relationship breakup or relationship difficulties, with the study showing that 78% of the deceased experienced either before their death.

Anyone who may be contemplating suicide can call The Samaritans for help on their 24- hour helpline on 08457 90 90 90.

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