Year: 2017 Source: Surrey, UK: Samaritans, 2017. 27 p. SIEC No: 20170463

There is no single reason why people take their own lives. Suicide is a complex and multi-faceted behaviour, resulting from a wide range of psychological, social, economic and cultural risk factors which interact and increase an individual’s level of risk. Socioeconomic disadvantage is a key risk factor for suicidal behaviour, and this report seeks to explain the reasons why.