Minister of Social Affairs orders a study following rise in suicide attempts

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Minister of Social Affairs orders a study following rise in suicide attempts

August 07, 2022 - 15:27
Written by: SafaAlharathy

Minister of Social Affairs, Wafaa Al-Kilani, assigned the Center for Social Studies and the Psychological Support Team to investigate the suicide cases that occurred recently in some areas of the country.

Reports on suicide involving young people, in particular, have moved from an occasional blip to a very disturbing trend, especially in the eastern part of the country.

The minister ordered field visits, social research, information analysis, and a detailed report with recommendations and measures to reduce the phenomenon of suicide.

A statement by the Minister of Social Affairs said this comes within the framework of the minister's follow-up on negative phenomena in society and after reports showing an increase in suicide attempts.