Suicide and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan

@article{Ueda2020SuicideAM,
  title={Suicide and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan},
  author={Michiko Ueda and Robert Nordstr{\"o}m and Tetsuya Matsubayashi},
  journal={Journal of Public Health (Oxford, England)},
  year={2020}
}
Background: The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented public health crisis, but its effect on suicide deaths is little understood. Method: We analyzed data from monthly suicide statistics between January 2017 and August 2020 and online surveys on mental health among the general population during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan. Results: Compared to the last three years (2017-2019), the number of suicide deaths was lower during the initial phase of the pandemic but… 

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