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As many countries face new stay-at-home restrictions to curb the spread of covid-19, there are concerns that rates of suicide may increase — or have already increased. Several factors underpin these concerns, including a deterioration in population mental health, a higher prevalence of reported thoughts and behaviors of self-harm among the masses during this coronavirus pandemic.

We decided to go deeper into the subject and we found that the global suicide rates were already on the rise, even before the pandemic struck.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that each year approximately one million people die from suicide, which represents…


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