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Suicide is now the biggest killer of teenage girls worldwide-WHO:
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Government decriminalizes attempt to commit suicide, removes section 309:
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India tackles worryingly high level of suicides among young people:
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One Suicide out of every five is by a housewife in India:
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A Silent Killer of Women — Suicide:
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Suicide and its prevention: The urgent need in India:
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Incidence and Rates of Suicide in India:
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Suicide and Property Rights in India:
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Suicide mortality in India: a nationally representative survey:
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India is witnessing a constant increase in suicides across all sections of society. In 2007, 122,637 persons ended their life by a suicidal act. For every completed suicide, there are nearly 8 to 10 attempters, and number of those contemplating suicide is unknown. In Bengaluru, 5,328 attempted suicides were registered in just 21 major hospitals of the city in one year. However, the actual number of attempted suicides could be 10 – 12,000 per year with many unknown persons contemplating suicides:
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Are risk factors for suicide universal? A case-control study in India:
Objective: The majority of suicides in India occur in the young. Indian society, religion and culture are very different to those in the West. The aim of the present study was to identify the risk factors for completed suicide:
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Mood disorder took me to a place of darkness I hadn’t experienced before. Of course, I didn’t recognize that right away. Denial is a gauze; willful denial, an opiate. Everyone seemed in league with my delusion. I was just overwhelmed, my family would say. I should get more help with the kids, put off my Ph.D.
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Emergency Department Suicide Screening Tool Accurately Predicts At Risk Youth.
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When we ask people who have tried to kill themselves but survived, whether they’re in the emergency department or in the hospital, why they tried to kill themselves, to try and get an understanding of this problem, the primary, the number one explanation that people give is they’re trying to escape.
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International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) – Resources: Suicide and Mental Health Issues – Anxiety and Related Disorders.
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