Suicide

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Suicide ratio in Japan is the highest or second highest among major industrialized nations.

For both men and women, suicides due to relationship problems became less common over the period; for men job stress became a more common reason.


Preventing Teen Depression & Suicide:

Children between the ages of 10 and 15 years old are most at risk for committing suicide. It’s crucial for family members and friends to watch out for the warning signs of suicide, particularly during school breaks. Suicide ratio after the summer break is highest, that is around September 1st.

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Warning signs of suicide are:

  • Talking about feeling hopeless, having no reason to live or wanting to die
  • Talking about feeling unbearable pain or looking for ways to commit 
  • Talking about being a burden on loved ones
  • Risk-taking behavior such as using drugs or alcohol
  • Withdrawing from social relationships
  • Changes in sleep patterns, such as not sleeping enough or sleeping too much
  • Expressing rage, aggression or anxiety
  • Profound mood swings

I Got Bullied In Japan - Horrible Act

Kids are mean. I don't dream about that young again. Teenage era was the worst in my life. This video is explaining the experience of Bully in Japan and a message to you. 

My Suicide in Japan, see what happened later

It's a real story about me trying to end my life at 14 years old in Japan. And I am glad I didn't.

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.