SUICIDE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS IN THE STATE OF TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO

KARLA VILLARREAL-SOTELO

Abstract:

Due to the increase in suicide cases during the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) pandemic reported in digital media such as social networks and newspapers, the present study aims to preliminarily identify the frequency of suicide cases during the pandemic of Covid-19 in the period January-December 2020 in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. We analyze the official suicide figures registered in the Secretary of Health of the State of Tamaulipas and the official epidemiological data available on the Government of Mexico Website. We found that in the study period, suicide deaths in the state have exceeded the total of suicide deaths in 2019; In addition, the frequency of cases was higher in men than in women, we identified two increases in the frequencies of suicides in the state: one month after entering a health contingency and during the highest record of infections by Covid-19. We conclude that it is urgent to guarantee the mental health of people, especially in urban areas, derived from the increase in suicide cases registered in cities.

Keywords:
COVID-19, suicide, pandemic, mental illness, prevention, mental health, victimology

DOI: 10.52950/SS2021.10.1.005

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APA citation:
KARLA VILLARREAL-SOTELO (2021). Suicide during the Covid-19 pandemic, a preliminary analysis in the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico . International Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. X(1), pp. 88-101. , DOI: 10.52950/SS2021.10.1.005


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