This hopeful new research out of the UK shows a positive trend amongst one of their most emotionally vulnerable demographics.

A report from the Office for National Statistics shows that male suicides have fallen to the lowest rate it has been since 1981.

The 2017 stats show that 15.5 men per 100,000 committed suicide, which is a praise-worthy decline from its point of 20 men per 100,000 in the 80s.

The female suicide rate has remained stable at 4.9 per 100,000 for the last 10 years.

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“We believe that the focus in recent years on suicide prevention to tackle the higher rates in men has contributed to this,” Ruth Sutherland, head of mental health charity Samaritans, told BBC.

“Added to this, reducing stigma around men’s mental health and encouraging men to open up and seek help when they are struggling has been beneficial.

“We must all continue to target expertise and resources at preventing men from taking their own lives and to reduce suicide across the board,” she added.

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