chronicle.co.zw 01 Aug, 2022 02:00 am

Stress-related suicide cases triple in Bulawayo

Stress-related suicide cases triple in Bulawayo
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Statistics from Mpilo Central Hospital show that 58 people have been admitted after suicide attempts since January this year.In an interview, Mpilo Central Hospital public relations officer Sister Norma Mabhena said some of the people come back after second or third suicide attempts.He said men succeed in their suicide attempts as they go for the most dangerous weapons compared to women.Contacted for comment, local psychologist Miss Jacqueline Nkomo said Covid-19 after effects could be fuelling suicide attempts as the pandemic left thousands of people prone to depression.

Miss Nkomo also advised parents to have healthy relationships with their children especially teenagers so that they pick behavioural changes that may lead to suicide attempts.Sister Mabhena said the figure of those who attempted to commit suicide in the city could be higher as some of them go to UBH.

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