Monday, 26 March 2018


In order to help the public visualise the mental health crisis being silently, uncomfortably weathered in the UK with suicide being the chief cause of mortality among males (three-quarters of suicide are carried out by men) under forty-five, a broadcaster has lent the roof of its headquarters tower to make a harrowing and arresting statement. Each of these eight-four figures—the number chosen as it represents on average the number of suicides in the UK per week, and each figure is based on an individual whom we have lost to suicide and tells his story.