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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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Survey: For every suicide twenty attempts are made

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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