PSYCHOLOGIST Selina Kuruleca believes attempted suicide cases can be reduced if society takes an active role in addressing the issue.
Police recorded 13 cases of attempted suicide in the Western Division last month.
Ms Kuruleca said there were many available resources in hospitals, churches, and work places that people could turn to for assistance, like church leaders, councillors and parents.
"Everybody has a part to play and parents need to be vigilant and observe our children's behaviour," she said.
"Parents need to spend quality time with their children, know where they are, who they're with."
Ms Kuruleca said some organisations had employee assistance programs to deal with issues like these.
"It is sad to see the number of attempted suicide cases rising and we need to be actively involved to help prevent attempted cases," she said.
West police spokeswoman Naina Ragigia said one case involved a woman who was fed up of living.
She said most cases were results of domestic disputes.
"We advice the public to talk their problems over with a trusted family member, a police officer, a colleague from school or work, a religious friend or even their parents, to ease their burden of frustration," Ms Ragigia said.
"We are living in a world where we will encounter problems but it is how we overcome these obstacles that will prove to us our worthiness," she added.