Mental health early deaths 'worrying in one in four areas' – BBC News https://t.co/7COlR9rXso
— Kyle MacDonald (@kylemacd) December 2, 2015
Nearly one in four areas of England has unacceptably high rates of early deaths among people with mental health problems, a report suggests.
The warning by independent experts funded by the Cabinet Office came after they looked at deaths before 75 in 2011-12 in more than 200 local areas.
In each area, the premature mortality rate was higher among those with mental health problems.
But in 51 areas, it was judged to be “particularly worrying”.
It is well known that people with mental health problems die earlier. But this is the first time death rates have been analysed down to a local level.
Overall, the premature death rate among those with mental health problems was 2.4 times higher than that of the general population.