Moorlands suicides reach record levels

A local mental health charity was “saddened” after new data showed a record number of suicides in the Moorlands last year.
Statistics just released by the Office of National Statistics showed there were 13 suicides in the Moorlands in 2018, the highest annual total since their records began in 2002.
The figure more than triples the suicide rate recorded for the district in 2017, when only five people took their own lives over the course of the year.

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