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Click on the topics for more information: Suicide is now the biggest killer of teenage girls worldwide-WHO: Link   Government decriminalizes attempt to commit suicide, removes section 309: Link   India tackles worryingly high level of suicides among young people: Link   One Suicide out of every five is by a housewife in India: Link […]

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22 Nov

Implicit Association Test

Can we predict one’s risk of suicide? Are there tests available to measure, predict or assess one’s risk to suicidal behavior?   According to a discussion ‘Diagnosing Self-Destruction’ on National Public Radio, Dr. Mathew Nock of Harvard University says about the Implicit Association Test(IAT), “Our preliminary results suggest that it does do a pretty good […]

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22 Nov

Facts and Figures: Suicide Deaths in India

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) collects data about mortality in India including deaths by suicide.  In 2012, the NCRB reported that as many as 135,445 persons died by suicide in India, making suicide one of the leading causes of death for young Indians.  During that year, an average of 15 suicides an hour or […]

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22 Nov

Warning Signs of Suicide

Suicide is a major health problem in India. According to the World Health Organization India has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Research conducted in India showed that death from self harm by young women rose 126% between 1990 and 2010, and that suicide was the most common cause of death among […]

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