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Study finds increased suicide rates during the December holidays [SOUND]

# The Gauteng Emergency Management System’s call centre says it has received over one-thousand-500 calls, with most related to suicide attempts on Monday night. This surge aligns with a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, indicating increased suicide rates during the summer holidays. Suntosh Pillay, a clinical psychologist, discussed these concerning trends on eNCA, saying they are linked to increased pressure: