This problem is heartbreaking amalgam of difficulties around mental health, pressure and drugs in certain societies. These societies should be a healthy place for people physically and mentally, but the recent string of high profile celebrity suicides has shed fresh light on a problem. Depression is a physical biology trait that is on the rise. The pull it together attitude is something that is pervasive throughout societies but is completely useless response to something that is neurological condition.
The world health organisation has been trying to raise awareness of suicide prevention strategies, advising on various approaches to be taken. Removing access to means, treatment of depression, drugs and alcohol abuse, are all things that can be managed by governments. But the WHO also advocates the importance of social care systems that can implement crisis management, self-esteem enhancement and developing coping and resolution strategies. This is some government infrastrucure that is often overlooked or underfunded in many countries.
Governments in affected countries need to encourage counselling services over drug prescriptions. Greater overall access to affordable counselling for situations where drugs are not often an answer (such as marriage counselling or couples therapy). Rehabilitation programs over medication courses.