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Strategy passed to tackle 'preventable crisis'

Suicide Prevention Strategy receives unanimous approval

Suicide causes 'tidal waves' of 'emotional and psychological' pain across society.

That's from one MHK in Tynwald today, where the long-awaited Suicide Prevention Strategy has received unanimous approval.

The motion led to nearly an hour and a half of debate, with several members rising to give emotionally charged support for the legislation.

Douglas East MHK Joney Faragher presented the strategy to the court, saying the Island is facing a 'preventable crisis':

The May sitting of Tynwald is still underway - you can follow live coverage on Manx Radio AM 1368, DAB, online and on smartphone apps.

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