Reports of suicides spark call for more counseling in Qatar

An apparent spike in suicides in Qatar’s Indian community due to financial stresses has thrown the issue of mental health back into the spotlight.

To tackle the problem, community leaders meeting later this month will be encouraged to look for signs of mental distress among their friends and colleagues, as well as offer support to those who are going through a rough time.

The upcoming meeting will convene following reports from community leaders of up to 10 Indians committing suicide so far in 2016.

The Indian Embassy in Doha could not verify this figure.