16 Dec 2016

Man charged with attempted suicide in Tonga

From , 5:02 am on 16 December 2016

An 18 year old male in Tonga has been charged with attempted suicide.

Tonga Police Chief Superintendent Tevita Vailea says police arrested the man on Tuesday morning after the mother reported the incident.

Mr Vailea says the number of attempted suicides is slowly rising in Tonga and there is a need for more mental health and anger management support for young people.

He spoke to Indira Stewart.