Japan is facing a metal health crisis. With more people committing suicide in October than died of Covid over the whole of the year. women have been affected worse than men.
Japan is one of the few nations in the world to release real time data on suicides, for example the more recent data for the US is 2018. The data from Japan gives an insight into the mental health cost of the pandemic. Experts have warned that as the economic and social impacts of the pandemic continue the mental health implications will worsen.
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