5 Apr 2017

Fiji police concerned with high youth suicide rates

5:29 pm on 5 April 2017

Fiji police have expressed concern that many suicide victims are very young and that more younger people attempt to kill themselves.

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Speaking at the National Symposium on Suicide Prevention, the Assistant Commissioner Isikeli Ligairi said some suicide victims were younger than 16.

Assistant Commissioner Ligairi told FBC News they recorded 13 children who committed suicide in 2013 and 15 child suicides in 2015.

He urged parents and relevant stakeholders to work collaboratively in trying to reduce these numbers.

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