Increase in suicide cases

Statistics obtained from the Royal Brunei Police Force show an increase in the suicide rate, from 1.9 cases per 100,000 population in 2015 to 23.6 cases per 100,000 population in 2018. This was highlighted in a message by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jaafar to mark World Mental Health Day 2019. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin.