Japan suicides jumped 16%. And women have been impacted most

Shoppers walk through the Nishiki market in Kyoto, Japan, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Japan expanded its state of emergency beyond the Tokyo region to encompass the country’s other main economic hubs including Osaka, as it battles to contain a record surge in coronavirus cases. Photographer: Kosuke Okahara/Bloomberg

There is an increasing concern that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic could harm psychological health and exacerbate suicide risk. Japan had seen a rise in the number of people taking their own lives in recent months, particularly among women and children, even though they fell in the first wave when the government offered generous… Continue reading Japan suicides jumped 16%. And women have been impacted most