Government criticized for not doing enough to prevent suicides

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  • The state has not been doing enough to prevent suicides, writes the National Audit Office in a new report released on Thursday.
  • Every year, the lives of some 1,500 people in Sweden are lost due to suicide, according to the report. This is comparatively high from an international perspective.
  • Karin Schulz, secretary general of MIND an NGO working with mental health and suicide prevention, tells Radio Sweden she welcomes the report, which contains a number of recommendations for how to improve prevention work.