Stigma A Major Barrier for Suicide Prevention
"World Suicide Prevention Week from 1st September 2013- 10 th September 13”
- 15 Suicides took place every one hour during the year 2012. 371 Suicides per day.
- 242 Suicides by Male per day
- 129 Suicides by Female per day out of which 60 were House-wives.
- 140 Suicides per day in the age group 0-29 years
- 135 Suicides per day in the age group 30-44 years.
- 105 Suicides per day in the age group 45 years & above.
- More than one lakh persons (1,35,445) in the country lost their lives by committing suicide during the year 2012.
- It is observed that social and economic causes have led most of the males to commit suicides whereas emotional and personal causes have mainly driven females to end their lives.
- The overall male : female ratio of suicide victims for the year 2012 was 65:35. However, the proportion of boys : girls suicide victims (upto 14 years of age) was 49:51.
- Nearly 71.6% of the suicide victims were married males while 67.9% were married females.
- Tamil Nadu (12.5%), Maharashtra (11.9%), West Bengal (11.0%), Andhra Pradesh (10.5%) and Karnataka (9.4%), togather contributed 55.3% of total suicide victims.
- Tamil Nadu has reported the highest number of suicide victims (accounting for 12.3%) in 2010, third highest in 2011 (accounting for 11.8%) and highest in 2012 (accounting for 14.0%).
- The suicide rate in cities (11.9) was slightly higher as compared to all-India suicide rate (11.2).