Study: Artists are more likely to kill themselves

People working in the arts are up to four times more likely to commit suicide according to the study.

For men working in media, culture and sports jobs the risk is 20 per cent higher and for women it’s 69 per cent.

The ONS covered England in the years from 2011 to 2015 and in that time there were 311 suicides among people working in culture, media and sport professions.