By: L.N. Reklai
June 26, 2017 (Ngaraard, Palau) A 15 year old boy from Choll, Ngaraard was found dead in his room in the early morning of Sunday June 25th.
At about 5am, the parents of Mckenji Mechucheu Tony found him in his room and called the police. [restrict]
According to report, there was no sign of foul play and that he may have taken his life with an extension cord.
The case is still under investigation.
Palau has twice the global suicide rate of 21.7 per 100,000, based on number of suicides that occurred between 2003-2012.
This was noted in a recent hybrid survey conducted in Palau that incorporated substance abuse/mental health assessment looking into risk factors for suicide. [/restrict]