Chefchaouen sees a record number of suicides this year

The number of people in Chefchaouen that their lives ended, reached 18 in the year 2017. A worrying development.

The municipality of Gni Salman near Bab Berred in the province of Chefchaouen was opgeschikt Thursday by the suicide of a child in the prime of his life. The last, barely 14 years old, committed suicide by hanging himself at home. This tragedy, the third in less than a week, caused great turmoil at the family of the victim and to the residents.

The suicide of this child brings the number of cases of suicide in the province of Chefchaouen in 2017 on 18. A sad national record, according to observers.

The causes of these deadly acts remain unknown. Civil society groups argue, however, that many people commit suicide due to unemployment, social and emotional problems. According to the same sources, 70% of those who commit suicide are illiterate. 11% of them are women and 6% are children.

According to the latest figures, a total of 24 registered cases of suicide in the year 2017, including six failed attempts by family members, message Lefr360. The suicide rate for men exceeds that for women. Suspension is the most usual way of life to end.

"Contrary to what some media have transferred, the phenomenon has nothing to do with drugs," said Adnan Assahafi, an activist in the region. He, on the other hand, is of the opinion that relationships are largely responsible for the suicides.

"Some people have been involved in adultery after building relationships via social networks and committed suicide after their deed was discovered," said Assahafi.