Suicide in August significantly increased to more than 1800 people Corona impact analysis to September 10 19:04

In August, it was found that there were a total of 1849 people who committed suicide nationwide, an increase of more than 240 from the same period last year.

The country intends to proceed with the analysis to see if there is any effect of the spread of the new coronavirus.

According to the National Police Agency, the number of people who committed suicide all over the country in August was 1849, an increase of 246, or 15.3%, compared to the same period last year.

Of these, the number of men increased by 60 to 1199, and the number of women increased by 186 to 650.

In the prefecture,

▽ Tokyo, the largest number, 210 people more and more 65 people than the same period of last year,


▽ 119 people more and more, Aichi Prefecture, 46 people,

▽ Kanagawa Prefecture, 27 people increased by 109 people,

▽ Chiba Prefecture Increased by 47 to 107, and

▽ Saitama Prefecture increased by 41 to 105.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said, "We cannot take any judgment as to whether or not the number of suicides has turned to an increasing trend, but we take it seriously." It is a policy.

At the same time, we are calling for widespread use of special websites that introduce consultation desks and other services that were opened in August.

In addition, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Kato announced an urgent message entitled "For those who feel that it is difficult to live."

Among them, "I think that many people may be worried about their future life due to the influence of the new coronavirus. Do not worry alone and consult with people close to you, Please tell the consultation counter about your anxiety and pain."