Updated: 7:28am – The youngest person to commit suicide in Fiji is a 7-year-old girl, and Police are again asking parents and guardians to know and understand their children and their needs.

Chief of Operations ACP Rusiate Tudravu says the 7-year-old girl committed suicide at her home in Ba.

Fijivillage has received confirmation that the girl committed suicide because she was unhappy that she was not being taken somewhere.

A 16-year-old student also took her own life at her Lautoka home last Thursday morning.

This happened after an argument between the 16-year-old girl and a sibling.

Suicide continues to be a major issue for the country and people facing personal issues are advised to seek assistance.

There have been 94 cases of suicides and 102 cases of attempted suicide so far this year compared to 102 suicides and 104 attempted suicide cases last year.

Six people who committed suicide this year were under 16 years old while nine people who were under 16 years old attempted to commit suicide.

ACP Tudravu says it is imperative that a safe space is created where children can share their life with us whether it is a positive or negative situation.

-Fiji Village

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