The tragedy of suicide in Fiji

The news that Western Division has the highest suicide rate in country, totalling about 170 cases since last year, is shocking but no surprise. Suicide is a problem through-out Fiji and has been for a long time. It’s well known that Indo-Fijian families are over-represented, but if no separate statistics are kept we may never know the truth. It’s also well known that young women are over-represented, and at least statistics are likely to be kept to confirm this and better understand the causes.

Fiji Times October 21, 2014 Suicide Statistics

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