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BBC 1 Scotland documentary on suicide in young people

posted Oct 19, 2019, 7:17 AM by Karen Wetherall   [ updated Oct 25, 2019, 2:49 PM ]
Rory O'Connor has contributed to a new BBC Disclosure documentary, Lost Boys, about suicide in young people in Scotland. Against the backdrop of declining suicide rates in the past decade, the suicide rates in Scotland (as in England) increased in 2018.

He discussed the wider issues around suicide prevention on BBC Scotland's The Nine programme just before the initial broadcast of the documentary.

The documentary, which focuses on the families of a group of young people who have died by suicide, is a really powerful watch with heartbreaking interviews with those who've lost loved ones to suicide.

BBC 1 Scotland Wed 23 Oct 22.35
BBC News Channel Fri 25 Oct 21.30
BBC News Channel Sun 27 Oct 20:30
BBC iPlayer here after broadcast

If you are affected by suicide or concerned about yourself or someone else the following organisations offer advice and support:

Samaritans  116 123 (UK and ROI)

Childline 0800 1111 (UK)

Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87

Lifeline (N Ireland) 0808 808 8000

Young Minds 

NHS 24  111

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (USA) 1 800 273 82