Suicide rates in Dumfries and Galloway have grown for the first time since 2011 to 20 people in 2016, a report has shown.
Last year saw a sharp rise in suicide deaths after there had been a decrease from when 27 were recorded in 2011.
The report also showed that men make up two thirds of all suicide cases in Dumfries and Galloway and across Scotland.
A total of 728 people were said to have died from suicide in Scotland in 2016.
The South of Scotland MSP and Shadow Health Minister says the rise in deaths by suicide is worrying and deeply sad:
Anyone experiencing mental health issues should contact their local GP practices or contact a local mental health charities such as Samaritans or MIND.