There are at least 20-25 suicides per day in South Africa, an expert says

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Teen suicide prevention week starts from the 21st of February.
Teen suicide prevention week starts from the 21st of February.
Klaus Vedfelt

Parents shouldn’t dismiss behavioural changes in their children as “typical” teenage mood swings. These could be warning signs of suicidal thoughts, experts say.

Teen suicide is all too real, and it’s becoming more common every year in South Africa, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) says.

“In South Africa, 9% of all teen deaths are caused by suicide. The fastest growing age is young people under 35, specifically female suicides which peak between 15-19 years.

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