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Notable: Suicide rate is low during epidemics

In the first two quarters of the 2020 corona year, fewer people in 21 countries committed suicide. We know this from a study in the British scientific journal The Lancet. In our country, too, although the figures appear to have fallen slightly, some have warned of a setback.

Concerns in Australia in May 2020, during the first global lockdown. The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has been warning about the mental health of its citizens. A Hong Kong study since 2003 shows that the number of suicides in the city has risen sharply when another corona virus, SARS, broke out.

The AMA feared that 25 percent more suicides could occur during Govt-19 outbreaks. The number of additional victims may be higher than the virus. Fortunately, this is not the case. In fact, statistics from the Australian states of Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales show that there were fewer suicides between April and September 2020 than in the same period in 2019.

In fact, the decline in suicide rates appears to be a global trend. According to A study British Science Journal The Lancet Suicide was low in 21 countries. The study compares the number of suicides in the first two quarters of 2020 to the same period last year. There were 10 percent fewer suicides than governments expected during that period, and 7 percent fewer in the previous year.

What about countries that have traditionally struggled with suicides like Japan and Belgium

In Japan, the number of suicides rose by the end of 2020. It was even in October More suicides than Govt-19 victims, As feared by experts, viz. The situation eventually led to a dramatic return to the country A ‘Loneliness Minister’ To appoint.

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Some important tricks: The suicide rate in Japan has been rising every year since 2009. In the first quarter of 2021, even the number of suicides dropped to pre-epidemic levels.

In Belgium: Statistics also seem to be declining slightly in our country. Organizations in our country fighting suicide have stagnated the number of suicide attempts Reduce it During the lockout, it was pretty amazing. Still, experts from those organizations warn that a recession could occur this year.

An important nuance: In developing countries, it is generally not included in the study The Lancet, The suicide rate will often increase. In Malawi, East Africa, there will be no less than 52 percent suicides in 2020 than in 2019. Malawi did not even have the lockout or serious outbreak of Govt-19, but the country’s economy was hit hard by the epidemic.

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