A case to decriminalize suicide

Context: Should we stop penalizing suicides and seek for a more permanent solution like repeal of section 309 Indian Penal Code (IPC)?  High suicide rate in India  India has the highest suicide rate in the Southeast Asian region, according to the World Health Organization.   A total of 1,34,516 cases of suicide were reported in 2018 in India, according… Continue reading A case to decriminalize suicide

Explained: A suicide every 40 seconds, taking stock of global trends

News:The World Health Organization(WHO) has released a study which shows that suicides account for one death every 40 seconds. Facts: Key findings of the study: The study has shown that close to 8 lakh people die due to suicide every year.In other words,suicides account for one death every 40 seconds. The global age-standardized suicide rate… Continue reading Explained: A suicide every 40 seconds, taking stock of global trends