Suicide rates rise sharply in Japan

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In Japan, the number of suicides has skyrocketed. In October, for this reason, 2,153 people died. Reported by CNN. This is even more than coronavirus cases. There are 2087 of them in the country. Isolation and the pandemic have affected mental health.

Women suffer the most. In a patriarchal society, it is very difficult for them to cope with difficulties alone. In October, the number of suicides among the fairer sex in Japan increased by almost 83% compared to the same month of the previous year. For comparison, over the same period, the number of suicides among men increased by almost 22%.

Another big problem is adolescent suicidal tendencies. According to surveys, 75% of schoolchildren are stressed by the pandemic.

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