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Tynwald launches suicide inquiry

Written submissions asked for

A Tynwald inquiry on suicide has been launched.

It was one of the recommendations made in the Social Affairs Policy Review committee report on mental health.

Manx Radio requested the figures for 2018 in September.

It revealed 10 suicide verdicts recorded by the coroner by the end of August, which was double the number for the whole of 2017.

Written submissions are invited and should be sent to the Committee Secretariat at Legislative Buildings in Douglas by 8 January 2019.

Chief Constable Gary Roberts sits on a mental health partnership board which brings together the police, social and mental health services as well as prison and probation.

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