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Suicide increase over Christmas 'a myth'

Samaritans there for anyone struggling

The idea more people contemplate suicide at Christmas time is a myth, according to an Isle of Man Samaritans volunteer.

The international charity offers help to people struggling to cope and possibly considering suicide.

It has 201 branches across the British Isles, including here in the Isle of Man.

Director of the Isle of Man Samaritans Tracy Fuller says contrary to popular belief, numbers don't increase over Christmas: (play audio)

If you'd like to volunteer with the Samaritans call 663399 or visit samaritans.org

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