Suicide prevention in Scotland
On average, two people die from suicide in Scotland every day. That is more than just a number. That is family. That is friends. That is work colleagues.
In Scotland we have had a national suicide prevention strategy since 2002. Since its implementation a 20% reduction in the suicide rate in Scotland over the period 2002-06 to 2013-17 has been achieved.
The latest Scottish Government Suicide prevention action plan: Every Life Matters sets out 10 key actions with the aim of reducing suicides in Scotland by a further 20%.