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The fall may be partly due to years of suicide prevention efforts, like increasing mental health screenings, she said. Other factors, like the pre-pandemic economy, might also have played a role, she added.(File photo for representation)

US suicide rate fell last year after decade of steady rise

New York | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 11:11 PM IST
It’s a small decrease and the data is preliminary, but the decline is “really exciting,” said Dr. Christine Moutier, chief medical officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
The actor has also excelled in theatre over the years where he acts on stage as Duryodhan in India’s Most successful live theatre play Mahabharat- An Epic Tale.
The actor has also excelled in theatre over the years where he acts on stage as Duryodhan in India’s Most successful live theatre play Mahabharat- An Epic Tale.

Actor Siddhant Issar gives tribute to grandfather Sudesh Issar in his debut film Resurrection - Jaago Aur Jiyo

UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 08:40 PM IST
It looks like history has repeated itself in 2020 as his grandfather directed India’s first film on suicide prevention titled Sauda in 1973 which starred the late actor Vinod Khanna and Yogeeta Bali in the lead roles.
Pune Police officers on bicycles as part of the initiative.(Twitter/@PuneCityPolice)
Pune Police officers on bicycles as part of the initiative.(Twitter/@PuneCityPolice)

Pune Police’s cyclothon to raise awareness about suicide prevention wins Twitter’s appreciation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 05:17 PM IST
“Punekars, know that we are always here for you - to listen and to assist!” says a tweet on the Pune Police handle.

85-year-old woman kills self in Guguram Sector 49

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 03:06 PM IST
According to the police, the incident was reported around 7.30am to the police.
No-Shave November is about spreading awareness and research in cancers and other ailments related to men.(Unsplash)
No-Shave November is about spreading awareness and research in cancers and other ailments related to men.(Unsplash)

Movember Tales: Be ‘beard-tiful’ this No Shave November

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 09:30 AM IST
No-Shave November is about spreading awareness and research in cancers and other ailments related to men. The month is all about keeping the razor aside and embracing ones hair which many otherwise lose to cancer.
The apathy people show towards mentally unsound people is unfortunate and devastating.(Unsplash)
The apathy people show towards mentally unsound people is unfortunate and devastating.(Unsplash)

World Mental Health Day 2019: Significance, history and theme

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Neharika Prakash
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 07:05 AM IST
World Mental Health Day 2019: People suffering from mental illness have been treated as outcasts and not considered healthy enough to be involved in our everyday activities for a long time now.
The dead man’s father returned home and found his son hanging following which the police was informed(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The dead man’s father returned home and found his son hanging following which the police was informed(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Delhi man shoots video, blames in-laws before allegedly killing himself

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 03:05 PM IST
A police officer said, in the video, the man is heard saying that it was his last video and that he was taking his life because of his in-laws.
The rate of suicide, especially among the young population between 10 and 19 years, has increased.(Representative image)
The rate of suicide, especially among the young population between 10 and 19 years, has increased.(Representative image)

World Suicide Prevention Day: Take warning signs seriously to save lives

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rohit K Singh and Rajeev Mullick, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2018 12:14 PM IST
Frightening figures: There is a suicide every 40 seconds in the world and every 15 minutes in India, says WHO report.
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.
His body was discovered hanging from the ceiling by his wife on Friday morning.(Representational photo)
His body was discovered hanging from the ceiling by his wife on Friday morning.(Representational photo)

63-year-old from Mumbai kills himself after watching TV coverage of Delhi mass suicide

Hindustan Times | By Jayprakash Naidu, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 12:43 AM IST
According to the Dindoshi police, his business had been running losses since 2015.
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain died by committing suicide at age 61.(AP file photo)
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain died by committing suicide at age 61.(AP file photo)

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade’s suicide highlight need for mental health awareness

Associated Press | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 11:07 AM IST
With high profile suicides by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade, the focus is once more on mental health problems and the need to diagnose them in time.
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