The highest suicides in more than two decades…and fears of an increase

A report published by the American Bloomberg Network revealed that the number of suicides increased last year, becoming the highest in more than two decades. She stated that this rise is mainly due to social pressures and people’s concern about the economic situation.

Singapore recorded alarming suicide rates in 2022, amid fears of worsening mental health disorders that drive hundreds of people in the country to end their lives every year, despite Singapore being one of the rich and developed countries.

Official data indicate that 476 suicides were recorded in the past year, while an increasing number of young and old people were observed to put an end to their lives.

Suicide is the leading cause of death in Singapore in the age group (10-29), for the fourth year in a row.

These shocking numbers come as the United Nations organization moves to raise awareness of the importance of mental health, amid a bet on reducing the number of suicides in the world by a third by 2030.

And in 2019 AD, more than 700,000 people in the world put an end to their lives. What makes suicide one of the most prominent causes of death; According to the World Health Organization.

Many developed and socially affluent countries are not exempt from a succession of suicides, amid reports of people being affected by the pressures of life, especially in light of highly competitive economies and a coldness in social life.

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