According to the official data released today, has significantly increased the number of people who committed suicide in 2011, and the suicide rate among the male population of the UK has reached its highest level in a decade.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) among people 15 years and over the total number of suicides was 6,045 people, which is 437 or 8% more than last year.
Suicide rates among males increased by 8% and reached the level of 4552 people, which accounted for an average of 18.2 people per 100,000 of the population and is the highest since 2002.
There was also a growth of 8% in the number of suicides among women, he reached 1,493 people, with an average of 5.6 people per 100,000 population.
Last year, the UK government announced additional investments amounting to £ 1.5 million for research into the causes and prevention of suicide among those who are in the zone of the risk.
Money is needed if ministers have promised to present a new strategy for the prevention of suicide, it is aimed at reducing their overall level and providing greater support to the families of the victims.
According to BNS UK, the overall suicide rate rose from 11.1 to 11.8 per 100,000 people, while he was the highest among men aged 33 to 44 years at 23.5 suicides per 100,000 people.
The highest rate of suicide among women registered at the age of 45 to 59 years and is located at 7.3 suicides per 100,000 people.
In 2011 it was published additional guidance to improve the methods of classification of the statements in the investigative findings in England and Wales.
The investigative summary — this is a detailed document that addresses the facts and circumstances of death, and that is used as an alternative to succinctly describe commonly used in cases of suicide.
Among the experts, there was concern that because of the new rules on the classification of LBP will be forced to register as a potential suicide accidents.
Therefore, in 2011 the Office has established common terminology for the classification of deliberate acts of used medical forensic examination.
In the Office stated that this additional guidance may have affected the increased number of records of investigative findings, reported in 2011 as intentional acts, which in turn was reflected in the increased number of suicides.
The Health Minister Norman Lamb said: "The loss of a loved one due to suicide — it is a tragedy."
"Even one life taken away from suicide — it's too much."
"The increase in the number of people who commit suicide — this is cause for special concern."
"We must resolutely tackle this problem."
"Last year, we published an updated strategy for suicide prevention, because take it seriously."
"This strategy is aimed at helping those who are most is in the area of such a risk, and provide the necessary interventions at the right time."
"We also need to be sure that the information on the treatment and support available to those who need it, including those who have suffered from the loss of loved ones as a result of suicide."
"It's vitally important for us is to improve mental health care and access to it."
"The government has clearly expressed its commitment through the highest official of the National Health."