Dying from Inequality

Dying from Inequality

Dying from Inequality is Samaritans’ report into socioeconomic disadvantage and suicidal behaviour. Produced in conjunction with leading academics, it sets out how low income and unmanageable debt, unemployment, poor housing, and other socioeconomic factors contribute to high suicide rates in the most disadvantaged communities.

The report makes a number of recommendations for action, and calls on government, businesses, industry and sector leaders to work together so that fewer people die by suicide. 

Dying from Inequality: across the UK and Ireland

Samaritans Scotland - James Jopling: How disadvantage ups the risk of suicide

Samaritans Republic of Ireland - Rachel Wright: Left behind by the economic recovery

Samaritans Northern Ireland - Julie Aiken: Minding the deprivation gap in Northern Ireland

Samaritans England - Dominic O'Brien: Death from disadvantage: The impact of economic divides on suicide

Samaritans Wales - Sarah Stone: Collaboration can combat needless deaths