Pandemic causing suicide rates to increase


During the month of March, the Disaster Helpline saw 338% increase in call volume compared to February 2020.

The Journal for American Medical Association (JAMA) released a report for the month of March expressing concern for the potential increase of suicide cases. Governments are urged to act now to prevent a bigger risk of suicide. The consequences are likely to appear later and last much longer than the actual pandemic.

Samaritans – Support for distress and despair.

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