1 in 4 Japanese has thought of suicide: government survey

People in their 20s were found to be more prone to suicidal thoughts than those in other age brackets, with 28.4 percent of those respondents having contemplated suicide. Of the young respondents, 36.2 percent said they had thought of killing themselves during the past year.

By age bracket, 25.0 percent of the respondents in their 30s had suicidal thoughts, as did 27.3 percent of those in their 40s, 25.7 percent of those in their 50s, 20.4 percent of respondents in their 60s and 15.7 percent for those aged 70 and older.

1 in 4 Japanese has thought of suicide: government survey

People in their 20s were found to be more prone to suicidal thoughts than those in other age brackets, with 28.4 percent of those respondents having contemplated suicide. Of the young respondents, 36.2 percent said they had thought of killing themselves during the past year.

By age bracket, 25.0 percent of the respondents in their 30s had suicidal thoughts, as did 27.3 percent of those in their 40s, 25.7 percent of those in their 50s, 20.4 percent of respondents in their 60s and 15.7 percent for those aged 70 and older.


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