Suicide statistics in Japan were falling before the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Photo: Reuters
Suicide statistics in Japan were falling before the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Photo: Reuters

In Japan, suicide rates among men rise as coronavirus impact hits hard

  • The country’s health ministry says 705 working-age men killed themselves in September, as the number of suicides in the country starts to increase again
  • Covid-19 financial pressures are compounded by a lack of interaction with colleagues and the stigma associated with seeking help for mental health issues

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Suicide statistics in Japan were falling before the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Photo: Reuters
Suicide statistics in Japan were falling before the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Photo: Reuters
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