Stellenbosch University in South Africa is part of an international study to track suicide rates across the globe since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Research showing that suicide rates in high-income and upper-middle-income countries remained largely unchanged and even declined in some instances. Windhoek-based clinical psychologist, Anina du Toit says Namibia has seen an uptick in mental health services requests due to financial pressure brought on by the pandemic.