Every day in Scotland 2 people die by suicide. This number is increasing.

Suicide is the leading cause of early death and men are three times more likely to take their own lives than women.

People thinking about suicide do not want to die. They want to end the pain they are in. Talking openly and compassionately about suicide helps reduce the risk of death.

If you, or someone you know, is considering suicide the following support is available:

Samaritans phone: 116 213 (any time)

Breathing Space phone 0800 83 85 87 (Weekdays: Monday – Thursday 6pm to 2am and weekends: Friday 6pm to Monday 6am.)