Japan’s suicide rate drops during coronavirus pandemic

Posted by on May 14, 2020 6:31 pm
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The suicide rate in Japan dropped 20 percent in April, during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic in the country, according to a report Thursday. It was feared that stress caused by the rapidly-spreading contagion would overwhelm the nation’s mental health hotlines, but instead, Japan experienced the biggest drop in its suicide rate in five…