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More suicide counseling at Pro Juventute

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Because of “multi-crisis”

Suicide counseling at Pro Juventute has doubled

In 2022, Pro Juventute received twice as many consultations on suicidal thoughts from children and young people every day as before the pandemic in 2019. Crisis interventions have also increased significantly. The youth welfare organization sees the “multi-crisis” as the trigger.

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Children and adolescents are currently waiting months for psychiatric treatment. (icon picture)

In 2019 there were 57 crisis interventions because of the risk of suicide, but in 2022 the number had almost tripled to 161 interventions, Pro Juventute wrote at the request of the Keystone-SDA news agency. In such situations, the telephone or online advice center 147 calls the police or an ambulance. Previously, Radio SRF had reported on the plight of the youth in the program “Tagessprach”.

The number of suicidal ideation consultations for 147 has doubled from 3 to 4 daily in 2019 to 7 to 8 last year. The consulting effort has increased by a total of 40 percent in the last two years. Eating disorders and self-harm are also a big issue. The consultations on the subject of fear have increased by 30 percent.

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