Date lodged: 21 May 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, in light of a recent report by the University of Glasgow, which states that one-in-nine young people have attempted suicide, what action it will take to address this.
Answered by: Maureen Watt 23 May 2018
As indicated in the answers to S5W-16828 and S5W-16829 on 23 May 2018, we are currently engaging with stakeholders on a draft suicide prevention action plan in order to continue the strong downward trend in Scotland’s suicide rates. We have discussed our plan with the research’s lead author, Professor O’Connor. All answers to written Parliamentary Questions are available on the Parliament's website, the search facility for which can be found at http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx .