In Macau, a total of 19 suicides were recorded in the second quarter of this year, nine down 32% from the previous quarter, the Health Department (SS) said.
There were 12 male and 7 female suicides in the second quarter, including 17 Macau residents and 2 non-residents.
The bureau said that due to the ongoing pandemic situation, people in Macau “inevitably” remain prone to psychological problems such as anxiety and mental stress, and the “psychologically distressed” general public We advise you to seek professional help and counseling.
People in Macau are encouraged to have a “healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, moderate exercise, adequate sleep, reduced alcohol consumption, smoking and non-smoking”. [trying to] Relax,” says SS.
According to the department, the main causes of possible suicide in Macau are mainly chronic or physical illness, mental illness, gambling or financial problems, and people should take the initiative to commit suicide to those around them, especially those with chronic illness or He added that the elderly need to be taken care of.
According to the SS, psychological health care is provided at the department’s public health centers throughout the Macau Peninsula (such as Tap Sec, Fai Chi Cay, Hak Sa Wan, Ilha Verde, and Ha Wan Kai), as well as Taipa’s Ocean Gardens and Nossa Senhora Do. Available in Carmo. – Lago Health Centers, and Seac Pai Van Health Center in Coloane.
In addition, some non-profit organizations, such as the General Federation of Macau Women, offer free community psychological counseling services.
Caritas Macau also operates two counseling hotlines for those who are emotionally distressed and feeling hopeless. 2852 5222 (for Chinese speakers, open 24 hours) and 2852 5777 (for non-Chinese speakers, open from 9am to 6pm, Thursday-Saturday). Sunday through Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.).
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