Sui­cide re­search backed

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

DUNDEE-born f oot­ball star Char­lie Adam has backed new re­search into what drives men to com­mit sui­cide, six years af­ter his fa­ther took his own life.

The Scot­tish As­so­ci­a­tion for Men­tal Health (SAMH), which is a part­ner of the Scot­tish Pro­fes­sional Foot­ball League, is l aunch­ing a new PhD schol­ar­ship at Glas­gow Univer­sity that aims to dis­cover what leads some men to kill them­selves.

Work­ing with the univer­sity’s Sui­ci­dal Be­hav­iour Re­search Lab, it is ex­pected to de­liver ground­break­ing re­search fo­cus­ing specif­i­cally on men to un­der­stand sui­cide risk.

Sui­cide is the lead­ing cause of death in young and mid­dle-aged men in most Western coun­tries, in­clud­ing the UK.

Scot­land and Stoke City mid­fielder Char­lie, 32, lost his dad Char­lie Snr to sui­cide in 2012.

He said: “It was a real blow to me los­ing my dad. It knocked me big time.

“It’s great this re­search will look to un­der­stand sui­cide risk in men. It’s a sub­ject close to my heart.”

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