I was reading a report in the Express today that stated that Trinidad and Tobago is second on suicides in the Caribbean region. What do you think is the reason for such high levels of suicide in the nation?
Could it be that Trinis keep a lot to themselves and they are not able to express their deepest pains and sorrows? What I do find extremely sad is to see the cases of kids trying to commit suicide or those who actually done it.
In Trinidad and Tobago and in other parts of the world, the suicide rate among men is several times higher than for women, so much so that suicide is listed as one of six major health concerns among men in this country. It is supported by statistics—of the 74 suicides that were reported for the period January-August 2020, 59 men ended their lives compared to 15 women. Source 7l.
I agree with the point about many keeping their stress to themselves. Trinis have a way to make a joke out of something when it is not their problem so why should they want to reveal what they are going through only to be the next joke by the rest of the gang on the block.