Dying from inequality: socioeconomic disadvantage and suicidal behaviour

This report from the Samaritans links a higher risk of suicide with inequality.

Socioeconomic disadvantage or living in an area of socioeconomic deprivation increases the risk of suicidal behaviour. The Samaritans commissioned eight leading social scientists to review and extend the existing body of knowledge on this topic, addressing three key questions:

  • Why is there a connection between socioeconomic disadvantage and suicidal behaviour?
  • What is it about socioeconomic disadvantage that increases the risk of suicidal behaviour?
  • What can be done about it?

You can read the report as an online pdf here






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