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Mental Health
 
 
We at the www.rainbowchidlfoundation.co.uk recognise the problem with bullying and mental Illness that is causing over 6000 deaths a year in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

 
Chico, Lalla-Khira and Junior have all suffered terrible bullying at school so they know first hand what it’s like to go through it. Now more then ever with social media bullying has become an epidemic which causes 22% of suicides amongst teenagers.
 
Chico and Junior have been the face of anti bullying before and the biggest problem has always been the stigma attached to talking about it. From personal shame or simply not wanting to be called a “SNITCH OR A GRASS”
 
This is especially prevalent in boys and men where 75% take their lives as apposed to 25% women.
 
Boys and men seem to find it hard to express their feelings or cry. This has inspired Lalla-Khira single “Boys Cry” to reach out to them and say it’s ok to cry that way we know you need help and we can do something about it.
 
The statistics are shocking and we are hoping to raise as much awareness to this cause as possible. You can download Lalla-Khira’s single now. All proceeds go to the charity
 
Chico said: If by highliting this problem saves one or two lives it would have all been worth it
 
 

Mental health statistics: suicide

 
Summary of the key trends contained in this report.highliting
 
In 2017 there were 6,213 suicides in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
 
5,821 suicides were registered in the UK and 392 occurred in the Republic of Ireland.
 
In the UK men remain three times as likely to take their own lives than women, and in the Republic of Ireland four times more likely.
 
The highest suicide rate in the UK was for men aged 45-49.
 
The highest suicide rate in the Republic of Ireland was for men aged 25–34 (with an almost identical rate for men aged 45–54).
 
There has been a significant decrease in male suicide in the UK, and the male suicide rate is the lowest in over 30 years.
 
The suicide rate in Scotland decreased between 2016 and 2017 – this appears to be driven by a decrease in the female suicide rate.
 
Suicide in young men in Scotland increased for the third consecutive year in 2017.
 
Suicide has also continued to fall in both males and females in the Republic of Ireland. 
 
Rates in the Republic of Ireland have fluctuated more than in the UK in recent years, but it is currently at its lowest since 1989.
 
Teenage Suicide Statistics:
 
Data from the Office for National Statistics shows in 2015 there were 168 males aged 10 to 19 and 63 females in the same age group who took their own lives.
 
The total figure of 231 is the highest it has been since 2001 when 240 youngsters committed suicide.
 

A study last year found 22 per cent of young suicide victims had been bullied and 15 per cent had suffered abuse or neglect. There was also a link to social media and exam stress.

 

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