'Bedroom tax' suicide

The family of a woman from Solihull who blamed the Government for her death in a suicide note said she was struggling to cope with paying the so-called bedroom tax, the Sunday People has reported.

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Samaritans' statement on financial stress

Samaritans spokesperson Chantel Scherer-Reid of Samaritans, says:

One in six calls made to Samaritans are about financial stress, with some of these about rent or housing in particular. Although we know that worries about money or the threat of losing a home can cause stress and depression, it’s also important to understand that suicide is complex. It’s seldom the result of a single factor and likely to have several inter-related causes.

– The Samaritans

Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope round the clock, every single day of the year call 08457 90 90 90, email or find the details for the local branch at

– The Samaritans

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