Singapore Suicides hit an 8-year high amid Covid-19 especially among seniors

Suicides among all age groups have increased and have reached an eight-year high last year during the Covid-19 pandemic, where most have been marked among the elderly.

The number of elders aged 60 and older who took their lives rose to its highest since 1991.

According to the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS), a non-profit suicide prevention centre, a total number of 452 suicides were reported in Singapore last year, up from 400 in 2019.

This is the highest figure since 2012.

The chief executive officer of SOS, Gasper Tan said that they are especially concerned on how

The centre has pointed out that among all aged groups, the number of the elderly who committed suicide has increased by 26 per cent from the year before — with 154 seniors who took their own lives last year.

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