Today across the country Japanese children headed back to school to start second semester after a six week summer vacation. On September 1st, when school starts up, and for the following week there is an abrupt spike in child suicides. This article is a great summary of the many challenges children can face at school. Pray for God to reveal himself to children struggling in school and pray Christians would have great influence to share God’s hope and peace with them.
As Japan’s schools reopened Friday after the summer holidays, a day when suicides often spike, celebrities reached out to at-risk children and one Tokyo zoo offered refuge to nervous pupils to address the mental health crisis.