Coronavirus: Fear of rising suicides in Australia

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Corona virus has caused many deaths of people around the world, but what will be its social and economic effects on people?

Researchers in Australia estimates that the suicide rate may rise by up to 50 % as the epidemic has caused many job losses of people and increased stress due to lockdown. Australia has a record of 3,000 suicides each year.

A report of the University of Sydney and the Medical Association states that “Young people suffer from psychological, economic and domestic stress.”

The government announces an additional funding of 500 million dollars for mental health services during the crisis.


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