High Suicide Rate in India Labelled a “Public Health Crisis”

September 14, 2018

(The Telegraph) – Arranged and early marriage are thought to be behind high suicide rates among women in India, researchers have found. A study in the Lancet medical journal found that 37 per cent of global suicide deaths among women and 24 per cent among men occurred in India. In 2016 around 230,000 people killed themselves in India, with 135,000 of those deaths occuring in men and 95,000 in women. The report found that married women account for the highest proportion of suicide deaths in India, across lines of religion, geography, social class and age.

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