There should be as big a focus on mental health as physical health in order to reduce the number of suicides, the health, social care and sport committee of Wales have said. The number of men who die by suicide should be considered a “national emergency” the AMs added. Last year, 278 men of 360 people took their own lives in Wales – the highest figure since 1981. 31 recommendations in a report on suicide prevention have been made and are being considered by the Welsh Government.
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