The suicide rate began rising during the COVID-19 pandemic and has continued to increase since the coup as financial hardship, political repression and the collapse of the healthcare system take a toll on mental health.
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The suicide rate began rising during the COVID-19 pandemic and has continued to increase since the coup as financial hardship, political repression and the collapse of the healthcare system take a toll on mental health.
Today marks one year since the Myanmar military regime detained Frontier columnist Sithu Aung Myint. There is absolutely no basis to the charges against him. He and dozens of other journalists are being persecuted simply for doing their job, and should be freed immediately.
A generation of Myanmar’s youth is growing up against the backdrop of renewed civil war, leaving many with injuries they will carry for the rest of their lives. They say they have no regrets and many dream of returning to the frontlines.

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