Hurricane Maria has not only brought economic and physical destruction, but it has also 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 an economic crisis. Congress has not approved the aid promised to Puerto Rico only a 400 million dollar loan was 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 in this condition there may be a continuous loss of life by suicide in Puerto Rico if there is no intervention.