Is it not time that a national investigation be undertaken to uncover why so many people, particularly young men are taking their own lives in this country? We say yes, and it must be done with haste.This country is notoriously infamous for its lack of current statistics and data on a range of social and even economic issues, and it is becoming critical to address this absolute failure on the part of authorities.Now if the statistics are being maintained by a single agency and not shared with the citizens of Barbados, then that is an equally unhelpful state of affairs.Over the weekend, we were given the sad news that police were investigating another suspected case of suicide. It involved a young man, Karlos Yearwood. The 29-year-old West Terrace, St James resident was found dead at his home.And like many of the cases of suspected suicide in recent years the deceased are described as people with “so much potential”. Yearwood was a former Mr Barbados Caribbean Pageant winner and the first-runner up in the Mr Barbados to Mr Caribbean GQ competition.