attempted suicide

Man charged with attempted suicide in Tonga

A Police Chief Superintendent Tevita Vailea said police arrested the man on Tuesday morning after his mother reported the incident.

According to RNZ, Mr Vailea said the number of attempted suicides was slowly rising in Tonga and there was a need for more mental health and anger management support for young people.

He said it was not the first time police had charged someone for attempted suicide, and the community must be made aware of the suicidal attitudes that exist.