Peak sumoistu falls on Monday morning

A new study in Japan showed that the peak of suicides occur on a Monday morning. Note that in a prosperous Country of the rising sun the numbers of voluntary departures from life among the citizens are record-breaking.

In a joint study, researchers from Waseda University in Tokyo and Osaka University have studied the phenomenon of suicide. In particular, the researchers found that the peak of suicides falls on the Monday morning among office workers male middle-aged (40 to 65 years). This is the first study that links suicides with the time of their implementation. The authors of the study examined statistics for 870 000 suicides in the period from 1974 to 2014. It turned out that the time of day at which a person decides to commit suicide depends on sex, age and economic situation.

Japan continues to hold a dominant position in the world in number of suicides, despite the fact that this country has one of the highest living standards in the world. A growing number of Japanese children and adolescents voluntarily leave this life, this figure rose sharply in the period of 2016-2017 years. In particular, during this period there were more than 250 suicides of schoolchildren, among the reasons which were bullying, family problems and stress. This number can be mapped even with “record” in 1986, when the life he volunteered for 268 pupils.

Earlier, the government also noted a strong jump in the number of suicides on 1 September at the start of the school year. It is associated with psychological problems of students who are subject to harassment. During school holidays they have time to forget about your problems, but after returning at a school Desk again confronted with them that might push them to irreparable decisions. (READ MORE)