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Two Cases Of Suicide In A Week, Police Urge Public To Seek Help And Share Problems

Two Cases Of Suicide In A Week, Police Urge Public To Seek Help And Share Problems
September 04
07:46 2018

An 11-year-old student died after taking his own life as he was unhappy about being disciplined by his mother.

The incident occurred on the 1st of this month in a village in Kadavu.

The victim allegedly took his own life after being disciplined by his mother on Saturday night and was later found by his older brother.

The victim’s body is at the Vunisea Hospital awaiting post-mortem examination as investigations continue.

In an earlier incident involving another student, a 17-year-old boy had taken his life inside a school dormitory on the island of Ovalau on the 28th of August. His death has since been classified as a suicide case following the post-mortem examination.

To date, there has been 62 suicide cases compared to 51 for the same period and we are asking members of the public to share their problems and learn to reach out when in need.

There are NGO’s and religious organisations that specialize in counselling as well as many other services available instead of resorting to such drastic measures to deal with your problems.

Where to get help: To seek information and counselling services contact the National toll free Child Helpline – 1325.

 

       Attempted Suicide 03/09/18           Suicide Toll as at 03/09/18
2017 2018 2017 2018
68 72 51 62

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