Elderly people isolated by coronavirus restrictions could be more vulnerable to suicide, charity warns. Photo: Shutterstock.
Elderly people isolated by coronavirus restrictions could be more vulnerable to suicide, charity warns. Photo: Shutterstock.

Suicides among elderly increase, Hong Kong charity blames coronavirus and increased loneliness

  • One in every 2.3 deaths by suicide last year involved the elderly, charity says
  • Executive director of Suicide Prevention Services warns problem could get worse

Elderly people isolated by coronavirus restrictions could be more vulnerable to suicide, charity warns. Photo: Shutterstock.
Elderly people isolated by coronavirus restrictions could be more vulnerable to suicide, charity warns. Photo: Shutterstock.
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