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'100,000 calls' to Samaritans

There has been a huge rise in the number of calls to the Samaritans, reaching 100,000 in the past two years, the charity has said.

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'One in six' call Samaritans with financial worries

The chief executive of the Samaritans, Catherine Johnstone said recent figures have shown that one in six people call the Samaritans to talk about their financial difficulties, previously that figure was one in ten.

Speaking to ITV's Daybreak she said: "Talking about what's upsetting you, what's distressing you earlier in that crisis is a real key to ensuring you don't come on to become one of those unfortunate people who takes their own life."

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