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September 1st Marks the Highest Rate of Japanese Suicides


Teenage Suicide

An article posted on CNN.com cites the following:

“More Japanese school pupils commit suicide on September 1 each year than on any other date, according to figures collated by Japan’s suicide prevention office over a period of more than 40 years.”

The article discussed bullying as well as other factors that contribute to this haunting statistic. It makes me wonder how different cultures have days of the year that mark the highest suicide rates. I bring this to the attention of the readers of psych central in a hope we can have a dialogue on how your culture responds to suicide based on the day of the year. What date do you think is the most vulnerable for day of the year for teenage suicide and why?

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September 1st Marks the Highest Rate of Japanese Suicides


Erica Loberg

Erica Loberg was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She attended Columbia University in New York and graduated with a BA in English. She is a published poet and author of Inside the Insane, Screaming at the Void, What Men Should Know About Women, What Women Should Know About Men, Diamonds From The Rough , Undressed, and I'm Not Playing.


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Loberg, E. (2015). September 1st Marks the Highest Rate of Japanese Suicides. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 20, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2015/09/01/september-1st-marks-the-highest-rate-of-japanese-suicides-2/

 

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