On World Mental Health Day 2018 Ms Doyle-Price was appointed the first minister dedicated to reducing suicides across the country.

In her new role as minister for mental health, inequalities and suicide prevention, Ms Doyle-Price will lead a taskforce, introduce plans to prevent suicides and work with victims’ families and charities.

Ms Doyle-Price said more must be done to tackle the “stigma” people with mental ill health face — and ensure they feel they can “reach out for help”.

Around 4,500 people a year take their own life and suicide remains the leading cause of death among men under the age of 45.

PM Theresa May also pledged £1.8million to fund The Samaritans helpline for four years.

Source : The Sun UK

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