Search for Suicide related info is up during Lockdown
Search for suicide related information which has been falling since 2017 has started to go up again. But don’t jump to conclusions!
There are three reasons for the increase in search
- In April, people were looking for ‘Suicidal’ related information.
- In April, the death of businessman Joy Arackal also sparked a spike in search
- In May, bulk of the search was related to information around the Gurgaon Suicide case
What the data seems to suggest that while there was an initial spike in April on ‘suicidal’, later on the searches were focussed on suicide news. As we mentioned earlier, levels of search on suicide is still lower than 2017 and one can say that things haven’t worsened.