Suicide spike in Japan linked to coronavirus pandemic; Prevention measures must be implemented immediately, experts warn

Experts in Japan are blaming the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) for an increase in the number of suicides in the country in August. The August surge was driven by an increasing number of women and school-aged children taking their lives. The alarming figures suggest that the fallout from the pandemic is harming the mental health of certain … Continue reading Suicide spike in Japan linked to coronavirus pandemic; Prevention measures must be implemented immediately, experts warn

Coronavirus pandemic creating “perfect storm” for huge global mental health crisis

Much of the conversation about the disadvantages of ongoing coronavirus lockdowns focuses on the economy, but there’s another factor that tends to get overlooked: its effect on people’s mental health. In fact, some say a mental health crisis could well be the next pandemic we have to deal with. Between the long bouts of social isolation, stress, … Continue reading Coronavirus pandemic creating “perfect storm” for huge global mental health crisis