Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Police investigating hanging video making rounds on social media

A video making the rounds on social media in Saint Lucia today, November 19, 2019, is being investigated by police.

The video depicts a man who has died by hanging.

Loop News spoke to a resident of Jacmel who says the video is of a man from that community.

The resident says the man had not been seen by anyone for some time.

It is believed that a resident entered the man's house and found the body.

Former Consultant Psychiatrist at the National Mental Wellness Centre Dr Julius Gillard in September expressed concern that the island has already recorded more suicides in 2019 than 2018.

In 2018 the island recorded three suicides, however; so far for 2019, at least five have been recorded. This latest would make 6.

If you feel you need support, please contact the suicide helpline at 203.

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