Tuesday, 30 July 2019
Male teen suicides last year hit 27-year high: SOS
Suicides among males here aged 10 to 19 rose sharply last year, with a total of 19 deaths recorded - the highest since 1991, and nearly three times the seven cases seen in 2017. Only 3 females in the 10-19 age range committed suicide in 2018.
The figures provided on Monday (July 29) by the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS), a non-profit suicide prevention centre, show a prevalence of suicides here among youths and males, which is of “significant societal concern”, it said.
It added that for every 10 suicides last year, at least seven were committed by men.
Overall, suicides across the Republic rose by 10%, with a total of 397 reported cases in 2018 compared to 361 the year before, said SOS.