Central High Third Former attempts suicide

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 January 2016, 18:23 by Denis Chabrol

A third form student of Central High School attempted suicide this morning after arriving in school.

Reports reaching Demerara Waves indicate that the student was feeling some emotional anguish and used a razor blade to slash her wrists.

Students recalled hearing the students repeatedly saying that she wanted to end her life and she didn’t want anyone to “fuss over” her.

At the Georgetown Public Hospital, the student sat with teachers and other officials with eyes that were red from crying.

Over the past two weeks Guyana has seen a startling increase in the amount of reported suicide cases.

Over the past five days there were four reported deaths by suicide and five attempts, of which some are still hospitalized.

On Thursday morning 23-year old Michael Stoby of 798 ‘C’ Field, Sophia Wednesday night used a cement sling and hanged himself at his home after his girlfriend, who was with him, told him that “she decided to call it quits and he thought the best way out was to take his life.”

At least one Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has called on the government to declare suicide a ‘national priority.’