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It said that the authorities should be asked to provide status report on the steps taken by them to implement public health programme for reduction and prevention of suicides.(HT Photo)

SC seeks responses from Centre, states on plea to prevent suicides

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2019 09:16 PM IST
Referring to data provided by the Delhi Police, the petitioner said that 140 cases of suicides of children below 18 years were recorded between 2014 and 2018.
As we close out the mental health awareness month in India, it is our collective responsibility to plan and work together to end these tragic and preventable deaths(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
As we close out the mental health awareness month in India, it is our collective responsibility to plan and work together to end these tragic and preventable deaths(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Reducing suicide deaths: a collective responsibility

By Soumya Swaminathan
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2019 07:26 PM IST
India has already introduced several steps towards health for all, including the launch of Ayushman Bharat and adopting a visionary mental health policy. A national suicide prevention plan is under discussion in the ministry of health and family welfare– its success will depend on policy and programmatic interventions in many different ministries
We need to start talking openly about mental health issues and seek help from professionals if needed.(Shutterstock)
We need to start talking openly about mental health issues and seek help from professionals if needed.(Shutterstock)

On World Suicide Prevention Day, let’s end the stigma around mental health

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Kabir Singh Bhandari
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 05:07 PM IST
Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the age group of 15-29 year olds all over the world. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in its 2015 data made a shocking revelation that in India, one student commits suicide every hour.
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