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While Christmas is a time filled with festive cheer for some people, for others it can be isolating and lonely.
If you need someone to talk to or more information you can click on any of the organisations below:
The number of men who took their own lives in 2013 was its highest level for 15 years.
Figures released by the Office of National Statistics show almost four times as many men as women killed themselves last year.
- Male suicides: 4,020
- Female suicides: 1,120
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) says gender is the biggest issue when it comes to suicide.
They're calling for more to be done to help:
An increasing number of men are calling the Samaritans over Christmas. The Charity supports people who are in distress.
Its research shows about 45 per cent of men are more worried at Christmas than any other time of year.
The Carlisle branch has been raising money and awareness in the city centre through carol singing.
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The Samaritans using the festive period to raise money and awareness about the challenges some people face during December.