Japan’s female suicide crisis:

More people killed themselves in October than died from Covid over entire year – with women worst affected

  • Japan has recorded 2,153 suicides for the month of October  
  • The figure is higher than the overall deaths caused by Covid-19 in the country 
  • Women have been worst affected, with suicide rates increasing almost 83% 


PUBLISHED: 13:10 EST, 29 November 2020 | UPDATED: 13:11 EST, 29 November 2020 

More people have committed suicide in October than have died from Covid-19 over the entire year in Japan, with government statistics showing women are worst affected. 

The country, which has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, recorded 2,153 such incidents for the month of October, marking the fourth month in a row that the figure has increased. 

As of Friday the country has recorded a total of 2,087 coronavirus deaths. 


[Admin: This post has a cultural element, but the issues are shared worldwide. I’m not qualified to advise those being emotionally challenged by this pandemic but there are those that are. You are not alone and things will get better. If you or someone you know is in danger, call the Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255. They can help.]

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