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Cairo subway official complains that suicides affect operation Cairo subway official complains that suicides affect operation
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A remark that the subway system should not be a "destination" for suicide has caused controversy in Egypt A remark that the subway system should not be a "destination" for suicide has caused controversy in Egypt
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<strong>A Cairo subway official has told Egyptian press that people should not consider the subway system as a "destination" for suicide, sparking controversy on social media.</strong> <strong>A Cairo subway official has told Egyptian press that people should not consider the subway system as a "destination" for suicide, sparking controversy on social media.</strong>
<em>El Watan </em><a href="https://www.elwatannews.com/news/details/3631102">reported</a> that Ahmed Abdel Hadi, a spokesman for the Cairo Metro company, said the city's transport system "should not be a destination for those who are mentally ill or those wanting to commit suicide, so as not to cause delays to the lives of millions of citizens.” <em>El Watan </em><a href="https://www.elwatannews.com/news/details/3631102">reported</a> that Ahmed Abdel Hadi, a spokesman for the Cairo Metro company, said the city's transport system "should not be a destination for those who are mentally ill or those wanting to commit suicide, so as not to cause delays to the lives of millions of citizens.”
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The comments have caused outrage on social media in Egypt, as reported by <em><a href="https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/09/04/failed-suicide-attempt-at-metro-station-sparks-controversy-on-mental-health-in-egypt/">Egyptian Streets</a></em>. The comments have caused outrage on social media in Egypt, as reported by <em><a href="https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/09/04/failed-suicide-attempt-at-metro-station-sparks-controversy-on-mental-health-in-egypt/">Egyptian Streets</a></em>.
Blogger Mahmoud Salem tweeted: Blogger Mahmoud Salem tweeted:
https://twitter.com/Sandmonkey/status/1036602039361581058 https://twitter.com/Sandmonkey/status/1036602039361581058
The African <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egypt">country of 95 million</a> has suffered through a period of intense political oppression and economic instability since the 2013 coup saw the country's first elected leader replaced by a military junta. The African <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egypt">country of 95 million</a> has suffered through a period of intense political oppression and economic instability since the 2013 coup saw the country's first elected leader replaced by a military junta.
Suicide is a pressing issue in Egypt and consistently pushed away do to the stigma surrounding mental health in the county. According to CairoScene.com, in an article titled " Suicide: Egypt's Silent Killer" by Conor Sheils, Egyptian suicide rates have been rising exponentially since the early 2000s.  Suicide is a pressing issue in Egypt and consistently pushed away do to the stigma surrounding mental health in the county. According to CairoScene.com, in an article titled <a href="http://www.cairoscene.com/LifeStyle/Suicide-Egypt's-Silent-Killer">"Suicide: Egypt's Silent Killer"</a>, Egyptian suicide rates have been rising exponentially since the early 2000s.
Additionally the same article states that the country has no current helplines, and now with government officials advising citizens to basically, find another place to die, the problem is most likely only going to get worse.  Additionally the same article states that the country has no current helplines.
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<em><strong>If you have been affected by the issues brought up in this article please contact these numbers: <a href="http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html" rel="external nofollow">International suicide prevention hotlines</a></strong></em> <em><strong>If you have been affected by the issues brought up in this article please contact these numbers: <a href="http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html" rel="external nofollow">International suicide prevention hotlines</a></strong></em>
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