Suicide rate in Puerto Rico jumps

Suicide rate in Puerto Rico jumps since Maria


Hurricane Maria has not only brought upon economic and physical  destruction, it has taken a toll on the people of Puerto Rico emotionally and mentally. 
The suicide rate has jumped in Puerto Rico from 2 to 70 in the past four months since Hurricane Maria. 
The people who have lost everything including their jobs find themselves in a helpless situation with no positive means of getting out of economic crisis. Congress has not approved the aide promised to Puerto Rico only a 400 million dollar loan offered to the island to add to the debt they already have. 
There is a good percentage of people without light and in some cases without water.   The debris has still not been collected in some rural and urban areas.  It is a dangerous situation with live power lines still on the ground.  According to Wapa news some cows on a farm were electrocuted causing a loss to the farmer. 
As long as the island continues i this condition there may be a continuous loss of life by suicide in Puerto Rico if there is no intervention.

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