Polish Men in Scotland are Dying by Suicide at Nearly Twice the Average Rate
Polish men living in Scotland worry about telling people how they’re feeling, are experiencing loneliness and facing discrimination in society, contributing to a ‘worryingly’ high rate of suicide.
Research carried out by Edinburgh based Polish charity Feniks and NHS Lothian in 2018 revealed that the level of suicides among the Polish men in Scotland is nearly twice as high as among Scots (96% higher).
Today Feniks released a new study exploring why Polish men are turning to suicide, with mental health stigma, loneliness, social difficulties and a lack of understanding of the Scottish health care system all contributing.
Concept and Motion Graphics: Aga Mietkiewicz
Project support: Robert Motyka