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Over 1,000 People In Bali Suffered From Depression In 2021

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An official from a non-profit organization called Lisa Helpline has confirmed that over 1,000 people from Bali suffered from depression in 2021.

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An official from Lisa Helpline Bali, Dr. I Gusti Rai Wiguna, confirmed that throughout 2021, 1,085 people called the Helpline and asked for assistance in dealing with their depression.

“1,085 people called Lisa Hotline to receive physchological services for their depression and other mental disorders in 2021,” Dr. Wiguna said on Saturday (26/3).

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As an organization that provides free online psychological support for people in Bali, Dr. Wiguna explained that the number of depression cases on the island has significantly surged since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in 2020. This also resulted in an increase in suicide cases.

Per data from the police department, there were 64 suicide cases in 2020 and the number was doubled to 125 in 2021,” Dr. Wiguna added.

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The Helpline also received calls from seven foreign nationals who have been staying in Bali during the Covid-19 pandemic, asking for assistance for their depression and bipolar disorder.

Wiguna urged everyone to be more open to other people and never to hesitate to ask for help if necessary, especially when they are already feeling suicidal. “I hope everyone can be open to listening to other people and be more supportive and non-judgmental,” Dr. Wiguna concluded.

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Wayan Bo

Thursday 31st of March 2022

Low numbers in comparison to EU and USA for example. Two days ago a European well known doctor of medicine said on TV that in the USA the first cause of death is suicide.

Randy

Sunday 3rd of April 2022

@Wayan Bo, the leading cause of death worldwide is Ischaemic heart disease and followed by stroke.

Frustrated too

Thursday 31st of March 2022

And what about all those poor people who committed suicide as their livelihoods were so disrupted by lockdowns that they had no income but high debts and there depression led to suicide

Exp

Thursday 31st of March 2022

In parts of Europe they have given up completely on severe covid-19 restrictions. Example is Norway currently current having infection rate 30 times that of Indonesia; all covid-19 measures have been lifted: - No vaccination or test requirements at border - No masks - No social distancing Life is back to normal and infection rates keep dropping...

People need to realize covid-19 is big business for some hence there are forces resisting any relaxations in covid-19 restrictions...

Randy

Sunday 3rd of April 2022

@Exp, yeah we shall see if we are entering an endemic phase. Time will tell us soon. The virus will mutate but as long as we are on the same about vaccination then the cases make be lower.

JR

Thursday 31st of March 2022

This story is so depressing I do not want to read it.

Michael

Wednesday 30th of March 2022

Blame that on the Balinese government for their draconian mandates that have devastated Bali for decades to come.

Randy

Sunday 3rd of April 2022

@Mat, Vaccines protection are not fully proof. Do you take a yearly flu shot? But Covid vaccines have been proven to keep you from being hospitalized or death. Breakthrough infections can happen but you may not end up in the hospital or six feet under.

It's your choice to live, to suffer or to die.

Btw Poland is on "level 4 Covid-19 very high" where as Indonesia is on "level 3 Covid-19 high" according to the US CDC.

Randy

Sunday 3rd of April 2022

@Ganivet, Bali's community was saved from dying and getting sick from covid. If you think the restrictions are lousy and neglected then stay as far away if you have not been vaccinated.

Randy

Sunday 3rd of April 2022

@Mat, wake up and smell reality. You can read pretty much between the lines with just about anyone who bitch about covid restrictions. In your case can't fix stupid. Time will when we do not hear from you on here again. Wish you good health and not a farewell.

Mat

Friday 1st of April 2022

@Ganivet, of course the gov's measures are to blame, not covid itself.

@Randy, why did you refer to vaxx status at all? Michael didnt mention that at all.

But since we are in the topic of conspiracy theories...

2 years ago - waxx doesnt stop c19 transmission - conspiracy theory. Now completely understandable and loudly admitted by your "scientists".

2 years ago - vaxxed will get c19 as well - conspiracy theory. Now conompletely understandable and loudly admitted by your "scirntists".

2 years ago - u will have to vaxx yourself every 6/3months - conspiracy theory. Now completely understandable and loudly admitted by your "scientists".

Bro, many other examples.

Why do you keep lying to yourself and try to prove us wrong? It has already been said, admit it. You got fooled, didnt get back to normal, you are still exposed for the c19. Thing is - you keep believing gov is on your side. How blame one needs to be to believe that? Wow, thats truly amazing. Our kids will be reading about people like you in history books, lol - as those who were in favour of the govs during 2020 - 2022 times. Incredible.

I dont even know how to speak with people like you haha really. Its actually sad, Randy. Giving all the credit to those who dont really care about you, but your money and obedience. Please, bro... Wake up. Its 2022...

Ganivet

Thursday 31st of March 2022

@Michael, yes, it can't be said often enough: it wasn't covid, but the government measures that made Bali what it is today, namely lousy and neglected.