India's secret suicide epidemic! 2013 saw more than 150,000 deaths!
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
7/25/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Men in India are twice as likely to commit suicide according to an Indian government agency which is responsible for collecting and analyzing crime data.
Men are twice as likely to commit suicide as women in India, based on a study of suicide cases from 2013.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - In 2013, 134,000 people committed suicide in India, and two thirds were men said the report from the National Crimes Records Bureau (NCRB). 64,098 deaths were from men, and 29,491 were from women.
In an interview with the Times of India, Anita Gracias-a volunteer at the Bangalore-based Sahai helpline, said that loneliness is the major factor.
"Loneliness is the biggest problem among young men these days," she said.
Gracias described one call she received from a 20-year-old student from Pune, who was complaining about loneliness and a frequent urge to do harm to himself.
Of all the suicides in India, 80,000 belonged to those in the 15-44 age group. Those between 15 and 29 made up 34.4% of the suicide victims, and 33.8 encompassed those between 30 and 44.
As many as 15 suicides took place every hour in India back in 2013.
Dr. Gururaj, the head of department of epidemiology in Bangalore-based Nimhans said that prevention of suicide becomes difficult if the cause is unknown.
Gururaj also is critical of the reasons and methodology of NCRB, citing that they are quite vague. "A blanket head like family problems does not convey much. Besides, it has only captured the cases reported, whereas many suicides go unreported."
He also has a warning about suicidal individuals. "Not every suicide is an impulsive act. The person who does it might even have thought about it for at least two years but the warning signs may have been ignored by family members."
Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2017
Comfort for the Afflicted. That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.
A Christian couple was punished for refusing to denounce their faith. The penalty for their faith is beyond cruel and resulted in one man ... continue reading
Akhilesh Raghuvanshi has been bleeding from his eyes and hairline since he was 10-years-old in what many believe is a rare stigmata ... continue reading
About seven percent of Church staff in Australia could be pedophiles, alleges a study performed by Australian authorities. The study ... continue reading
'I am ashamed of the things I read about the Philippines' - Archbishop laments the violent clash between Duterte's policies and the toll on the Church Watch
Since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs began, at least 2,250 drug suspects have been killed by police and at least 3,700 ... continue reading
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte attacks the Catholic Church - Claims hypocrisy, corruption and ignominy Watch
In a heated speech following a meeting with the grieving families of fallen police officers on Tuesday, Philippines President Rodrigo ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- Pope Francis marks Feast of the Chair of St. Peter
- Sts. Perpetua and Felicity HD Video
- Pope to Middle East Pilgrims: 'God Wishes to Heal Hearts, Regenerate ...
- Pope on Centenary of Fatima Apparitions: 'Let Us Entrust Ourselves to ...
- Daily Readings for Wednesday, February 22, 2017
- Daily Reading for Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 HD Video
- St. Margaret of Cortona: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, February 22, ...
- California's floods predicted by scientists, but how? HD
- Pope Francis tells how to become a saint HD
- Protesters gather to declare allegiance to Islam and hate toward President Trump HD
- Massive storm threatens to flood more than just the Oroville Dam HD
Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.