The Samaritans have revealed an increase in the number of calls made in the past two years, the charity now takes up to five million calls a year.
In 2012, Samaritans answered 5,060,579 calls for help, an increase of 100,000 in the last two years.
- More than 127,000 volunteers have answered over 115 million calls for help, twice the UK population, since it was established 60 years ago
- More than 6,500 lives are lost to suicide each year, with suicides on the increase, up more than 8% in the last year
- For every suicide there are approximately 20 attempts made
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