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Relationship breakups, graduate unemployment among leading causes of suicides in Ghana – MHA

Relationship breakups, graduate unemployment among leading causes of suicides in Ghana – MHA

Ghana News
On a daily basis, Ghanaians have continued to take their lives for reasons that are very flimsy and some that are heartbreaking. The Mental Health Authority (MHA) in Ghana has revealed that relationship breakups (divorce), graduate unemployment and financial distress are the leading causes of suicide in Ghana currently, especially among the youth between 16 and 35 years. Those causes have especially shot up among the youth in recent times, reports Graphic Online's Maclean Kwofi. The authority maintained that they consisted of students, unemployed graduates and few workers. The number of people attempting suicide in Ghana increased from 777 cases recorded in 2020 to 902 cases in 2021. Likewise, the actual suicide incidences recorded for the same period jumped from 69 ca...

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