Kyrgyzstan: Economic Woes Spur Rising Suicide Rate

While government officials say the suicide rate in Kyrgyzstan is rising, tripling during the past 10 years, health care professionals say the rate is growing to around 680 per year in the country of 5.7 million. (Photo: David Trilling)

Since the beginning of the year, it seems that hardly a week goes by without Kyrgyzstan’s media reporting on another tragic suicide. There have been suicides in the army, in the south and the north – three in Osh in one week.
 

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Anna Lelik is a Bishkek-based reporter.

Kyrgyzstan: Economic Woes Spur Rising Suicide Rate

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