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Japanese children record high at Suicides during pandemic, says media

Japanese children record high at Suicides during pandemic, says media

Child suicides in Japan are the highest they have been in more than four decades, local media have reported.The results showed that changes in school and household environments due to the pandemic have had a huge impact on children’s behaviour. According to the education ministry’s survey, 415 children from elementary to high school age were recorded as having taken their own lives,as the COVID-19 pandemic resulted closing of schools. The education ministry said a record high of more than 196,127 school children were absent for 30 days or more, media reported.The number is up by nearly 100 from last year, the highest since record-keeping began in 1974, the Asahi newspaper reported on Thursday.Amid the pandemic, suicides increased in 2020 after a decade of declines, with the number of women committing suicide surging amid the emotional and financial stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic, although fewer men took their own lives.

Report- Dr Chittaranjan Sahoo.


Credit To Dr Chittaranjan Sahoo.

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