Helping, listening, caring: Japanese prefecture records dramatic decrease in suicides

Apr 09, 2019, 05:54 PM(IST)
Suicide has a long history in Japan as a way to avoid shame or dishonour, and getting psychological help was stigmatised. But when suicides hit a peak of 34,427 in 2003, it alarmed policymakers and drew foreign attention, often a catalyst for change in Japan.
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