**Originally published by myself on Birminghameastside.com **
Today marks the start of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek across the UK.
Birmingham Eastside have dived into data from across the UK and West Midlands to highlight suicide rates across the country and region which you can explore in this interactive infographic.
If you, a family member or a friend are considering suicide or having suicidal thoughts, please call Samaritans anytime on 116 123 from any phone.
For urgent medical advice call the NHS on 111 from any phone (England) or NHS Direct (Wales).