Shropshire

Suicide rates fall in Shropshire, says health authority

The number of people killing themselves in Shropshire has fallen, according to health authority figures.

Shropshire Primary Care Trust said there were 79 recorded suicides between 2005 and 2007 in the county - excluding Telford and Wrekin.

This was down from a peak of 96 recorded between 2001 and 2003.

The report, which examines what drives people to suicide, will be studied by Shropshire Council on Monday.

The PCT said common causes included illness or addiction, or stressful events such as bereavement, imprisonment or marriage break-up.

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