QV Woman is built for women to discuss issues, good and bad. As much as we'd all like to talk only about uplifting things and positive things, there are some not very pleasant either. And here is one. But this was something worth flagging.
That women are primary caregivers for children and older people, do most domestic work etc. are things we know. Reports have been coming in during these Covid times on how women are more stressed, how women are twice as likely to get fired, cases of domestic abuse have increased and so on. But a recent report from Japan says women are disproportionately at higher risk of suicide and if these numbers and report is to be believed, it is quite unnerving. And it is not hard to believe this is a worldwide thing, though the actual rates of death may vary.
What can we do to better our situation? To live life to the fullest, warts and all? How can we build a framework that is both supportive and flexible to allow for trying times? Read the article and comment...Thank you #CNN for bringing this to our notice.
(It is a bit of a read, but well worth your time. Please be aware that not everything can be expressed perfectly in 140 characters or less!)
The International Association for Suicide Prevention can be accessed here.
Befrienders Worldwide can be accessed here.
Suicide.org gives more information about hotlines for several countries.