The appointment of the first “Suicide Minister” in Europe
British Prime Minister Theresa May has been appointed as a suicide prevention minister as part of a national effort to reduce the number of people who commit suicide.
the name was Jackie Doyle-Price in the new position as representatives of 50 countries meet in London on Wednesday to attend a mental health summit.
It also pledged 1.8 million pounds ($ 2.4 million) to ensure that the charity Samaritanas continues to provide a free hotline for counseling.
About 4,500 people commit suicide every year in England.
“This step helps to shed light on suicide and its devastating effects, remove the stigma of this issue, and continue to build support for all those affected across the UK,” said Simon Gunning, the campaign’s chief executive.