Lifeline Fiji records 47 suicide cases and 65 attempted suicide cases from Jan to July 2021

Lifeline Fiji records 47 suicide cases and 65 attempted suicide cases from Jan to July 2021

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Monday 13/09/2021
Psychiatrist Selina Kuruleca. [Image: Life Line Fiji/ Facebook]

Lifeline Fiji has recorded 47 suicide cases and 65 attempted suicide cases from January to July this year.

According to Lifeline Fiji, of the 47 suicide cases, 36 were males and 11 were females.

Psychiatrist Selina Kuruleca has highlighted that Fiji like every other country consistent with global trends, has the highest number of completed suicide in the 15 to 30 year old age group.

While speaking on the Virtual Vigil organised by Lifeline Fiji to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day, Kuruleca says these are the people who are supposed to be in their most productive years of life.

She says they see the number of completed suicide committed this year compared to the same period last year has reduced.

Kuruleca challenges those who think that the best solution is not to look for help, to just try and reach out because there are people out there who still care.

If you need to talk to someone, you can contact Lifeline Fiji on 1543, Empower Pacific on 5626, Domestic Violence Helpline on 1569, Child Helpline on 1325, COVID-19 helpline on 165 or Alcoholics Anonymous on 939 2190.

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