The facts about Murder and Suicide are stark and thought provoking:-

Suicide statistics in Scotland

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People not statistics. Fathers, mothers, siblings, partners, spouses, friends, colleagues. Research indicates that around 10 to 100 people can be directly affected when someone dies through murder or suicide.

Additionally for every one completed suicide, research suggests that there are 100 incomplete suicides. The ripple effect, mental health issues and  “special scar” left on families, friends and  communities by suicide and suicidal behaviour; are well documented in recent reports produced by; Samaritans, Scottish Government Choose Life, NPCC  and Childline.