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19/01/15
More than 5,900 people killed themselves in the UK in 2012, according to the Samaritans, most of them men. It is the leading cause of death among some age groups, according to the Office for National Statistics...
The Mental Health Taskforce report, commissioned by Mr Miliband in 2012, recommended early action to prevent problems escalating and increasing the burden on the NHS.
Mr Miliband said: "It cannot be right that when three-quarters of adult mental illness begins in childhood, children's mental health services get just six per cent of the mental health budget - nor that these vital services have been stripped back in recent years while £3bn has been wasted on an NHS reorganisation... [For the full report go to Sky News. 19.1.2015]