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Hana Kimura's death highlights Japan's poor approach to mental health

Cyberbullying, stigma and lack of resources combine to drive up suicide rate

| Japan

Min Ku is the Kansai outreach coordinator for TELL, a nonprofit organization which provides mental health services to the international community in Japan.

COVID-19 is not the only plague tormenting people at the moment. The modern plague of cyberbullying is thought to have contributed to the recent death of Hana Kimura, a professional wrestler and cast member of the reality show "Terrace House", produced by Fuji Television and distributed by Netflix. She had received many hostile or abusive online messages about her behavior on the show.

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