Wednesday, October 20, 2021


Health ministry developing national suicide registry

The National Suicide and Fatal Injury Registry Malaysia is expected to be ready in 2023.

Suicides among Japanese children at record high during pandemic, reports say

The number is up by nearly 100 from last year, the highest since record-keeping began in 1974.

Mental health experts urge sensitivity after Sarawak suicide

They also warn against sharing footage of the man's death, saying it could cause suicide contagion.

Growing interest in mental health services, stress-relieving products, study finds

Scented candles, adult colouring books and therapy lamps have all seen a surge in Google searches.

Keep a tab on social media use, mental health group warns amid hike in suicides

While social media can be useful for keeping in touch with loved ones during the pandemic, Malaysians are warned against 'pointlessly surfing'.

Senior suicides in Singapore highest in 8 years amid pandemic problems

Elderly callers to the suicide hotline were facing difficulties coping with loneliness and inactivity due to isolation, psychological distress, and impaired social and family relationships.

Special committee says ready to discuss suicides among women and children

Its chairman Azalina Othman Said says this will help the government find a solution to the issue.

Unicef voices concern over child suicides in Malaysia

The UN agency says the Covid-19 pandemic and mitigation efforts such as lockdowns have had negative effects on the mental health of many.

Provisions for suicide prevention needed in lockdown plans

Never have Malaysians witnessed the despair of so many jobless, hungry and homeless people.

McAfee founder found dead by suicide in Spanish jail

John McAfee had been in jail in Spain since he was arrested at Barcelona airport in October 2020, just as he was about to board a flight to Istanbul.

Bizarre suicide note from Bangladeshi brothers in US who slaughtered their family

The Instagram suicide note began by saying, 'Hey everyone, I killed myself and my family.'

17 Myanmar workers committed suicide in 4 months, report says

It quotes a civil society group which attributes the suicides to hardships suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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