Lifeline Fiji has received over ten thousand calls since 2017 and many of these are from those contemplating suicide.

This was revealed by Lifeline Fiji Officer- In- Charge Jeremaia Merekula during a press conference today.

A seven year old child is the youngest person to call the Lifeline Fiji help line.

Merekula said forty percent of the calls received are from those who have suicidal thoughts or already have plans to take their own life.

The number of deaths from Suicide in Fiji is increasing rapidly and Lifeline Fiji’s main focus is to prevent this through the Helpline and outreach programs.

“In Fiji, every 36 hours someone attempts suicide and according to the report by the World Health Organisation by 2020, depression will be the major  cause of deaths ,therefore raising awareness on mental health  is important,” said Merekula.

Merekula said anyone that may act out of their normal life is a indication that they might be going thought hard times and it important that they seek help.

Anyone that has suicidal thought or personal crisis can seek support from Lifeline Fiji on their 24 hours toll free line 132-454.

 

 

 

 

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