Rosena Allin-Khan – 2020 Comments on Suicide Figures

The comments made by Rosena Allin-Khan, the Shadow Mental Health Minister, on 1 September 2020.

This worrying upward trend in England highlights the importance of taking suicide and mental ill health seriously.

In their 2019 manifesto, the Conservatives promised action for mental health services – yet, in the midst of a health crisis that has separated many of us from our loved ones and support networks, they have been silent.

Suicide is both a public health and social inequality issue, and with the right interventions it is preventable – today’s figures must be a wake up call for the government.