Suicide is a deeply gendered issue in the UK, as it is globally. In the past 30 years the male:female suicide rate differential has more than doubled, from 1.7:1 to 3.5:1. Last year International Business Times published my article on the matter – here.
The Health Select Committee recently announced the launch of a suicide prevention inquiry – here. Eight of the committee’s 11 members are female, including the Chair, Dr Sarah Wollaston (C). We shall be sending a written submission (3,000 words maximum) by the deadline of 9 September, and seeking to give oral evidence to the committee. The last time I gave evidence to a House of Commons Select Committee was in 2012 – here (video, 56:50).