Woman attempts suicide in KZN
A 24-year-old woman attempted to commit suicide following a family dispute at her home on Moss Street in Grange – Verulam today (Friday).
At approximately 16:14 members of Reaction Unit South Africa was called out to the residence after receiving a call from a family member requesting medical assistance for the female. Upon arrival, she was found having an anxiety attack in one of the bedrooms.
According to her husband, the family were involved in a dispute when his wife locked herself in the bedroom and consumed an undisclosed amount of medication. He managed to force open the door and found his wife lying on the floor. Medics treated the female on scene before transporting her to the hospital in a stable condition.
Suicides & attempted suicides are on the increase. In the past month, RUSA has attended to nine (9) suicides and eighteen (18) attempted suicides. In some cases, the victim’s used paraffin or petrol to set themselves alight. One person stabbed himself in the throat. In other incidents victim’s slit their wrists however hanging was the most common method used. Some of the victims were battling depression while no explanation could be provided in other cases.
Reaction Unit South Africa is appealing to volunteer organizations to assist victims who show signs of depression or have suicidal tendencies. Anyone willing to assist can call 086 1234 333 or leave your details on this post.
Reaction Unit South Africa
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