Suicide State

TOI: Suicide Statistics from Kerala -

The suicide rate among Kerala's youth is one of the highest in India.
Increase in suicide and attempted suicide among schoolchildren.
Male suicide was 72% of all suicides; female attempted suicides accounted for 60% of all attempted suicides.
78% of suicide victims were married, unlike in the West where suicide rates are higher among unmarried and divorced people.
Hanging was the most common method — 50%, followed by poison, 32%.


ugesh kumar said…
It's really heart-warming scenario to be read from a prosperous state like Kerala!! so far i was worrying about the suicide cases of farmers in Andhra Pradesh, who hadn't have a penny left to repay debt, felt so sorry about the youth committing.

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