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It’s time to break the silence surrounding male suicide

The bleak darkness suffered by so many young men

Mark Austin ITV News presenter

I spoke to a psychiatrist recently about depression in young people.

“Young women tend to cry for help,” he told me. “Young men are more likely to suddenly kill themselves”.

It was a generalisation, yes, but also a point well made. Recent figures suggest the number of young men who kill themselves continues to rise.

It’s time to care for carers

Are you a Carer?

By

@richardbranson

Are you a carer? There are now seven million unpaid carers in the UK alone who look after family, a friend or a neighbour who couldn’t cope without them. One in eight of us will be a carer at some point in our lives.

Mental health cuts ‘put lives at risk’

Cuts to adult mental health services in England have started damaging the quality of care given to patients, a report suggests.

The review by the King’s Fund think tank found there was now “widespread evidence of poor quality care”.

Researchers linked this to the use of unproven, cheaper services in a bid to balance the books.

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