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Japan Suicide rate drops

2020-05-14 21:22:13.473861+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Okay, this is kinda fascinating. We kinda think that the Great Depression brought an extra 10-12 suicides per hundred thousand people, and of course The New Deal dropped that dramatically, but Japan's seen a huge decrease in suicides. This article attributes that to fewer people commuting, and fewer students in high pressure classes.

Japan suicides decline as Covid-19 lockdown causes shift in stress factors

April’s 20% drop compared with a year earlier may be the result of delays to start of school year, less commuting and more time with family

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