Nine suicides in Region Six this year, 77 attempts

Suicide continues to plague Region Six with nine victims so far for this year and with 77 persons attempting to end their lives mainly through the use of pesticide.

Last year, there were 371 cases of attempted suicide and 15 victims with the ages for both categories ranging between 14 and 54.

As such, the Berbice Regional Health Authority (BRHA) on Wednesday held a suicide prevention programme in an effort to brainstorm ideas from key persons including those from faith-based and non-governmental organizations and …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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