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“Japan earthquake: Japan grapples with suicide concerns after earthquake and tsunami” via the Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Tokyo—
Naoko Sugimoto has heard the news through the nation’s fledgling mental health grapevine, ominous reports of suicides in the region devastated by last month’s magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami.

It’s a trickle she fears may soon become a river: the farmer who hanged himself, distressed about a cabbage harvest ruined by radioactive fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant; the overworked government worker near the complex who took his life; the father who killed himself after a fruitless search for his child after the tsunami.

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