Maharashtra: In last 4.5 years, over 3,000 suicide attempts in state

Written by Anuradha Mascarenhas
| Pune |
Published: June 15, 2018 5:32:04 am

On issues that may cause emotional distress and lead to suicide attempts, coordinators at the helpline said these included financial problems, unemployment, low salary, harassment at workplace, exam pressure and problems faced by sexual minorities (LGBTQI), among others. (Representational Image)

The recent suicides of spiritual leader Bhaiyyu Maharaj, senior IPS officer Himanshu Roy and famous chef Anthony Bourdain have once again raised serious questions about depression and mental illness. The issue has a particular resonance in Maharashtra, which has seen a steady increase in attempted suicide cases in the last four years, as per data from the state Emergency Medical Services (EMS). In the last four-and-a-half years, from 2014 till date, 3,367 persons have…

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