WORLD Health Organization figures suggest about one million people will commit suicide every year.
Nationally, the police has reported that 124 individual committed suicide last year, in addition to the 144 people who attempted suicide.
And according to non-government social support agency, Empower Pacific Counselling and Community Services, "unfortunately, there is no reason to believe 2013 will represent a decrease in numbers based on current trends".
Empower Pacific CEO Rhinanon Vichta said in a statement: "Suicide is one of the most preventable health problems in Fiji.
"As an agency that has assisted countless people in this area for the past 18 years, we have come to learn that suicide is often committed out of despair and hopelessness, worries about money and relationships — and an overall feeling of being totally alone."
Trends show that the highest risk group are young Indo-Fijian women, but young men are also at very high risk, and the rates continue to be alarmingly high in the 25-35 year age group.
"Through professional experience and research in the area, we are aware that most people who suicide give hints to loved ones and friends that might suggest they are feeling suicidal," the NGO said.
"This can include making comments about going away, feeling isolated or helpless or giving away their possessions. It's at these times where a simple 'are you okay today?' could make the difference between life and death".
The NGO said that providing assistance in the aftermath of suicide requires a delicate and well-planned approach.
"Responding to attempted suicides or providing counselling and support to family members of suicide victims is part of our core business and something the staff at Empower Pacific are particularly passionate about" said Ms Vichta.