How can India solve the country’s suicide crisis? By aljazeera.
Death by suicide is a growing public health crisis in India and one that is impacting all communities, regardless of socioeconomic status. In 2020 there were 153,052 recorded deaths by suicide according to the latest government data. That’s roughly 418 people taking their own lives every day. The report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) cited “family problems” to be one of the main reasons people chose to kill themselves. The economic uncertainty brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic is another driving force behind the climbing numbers, particularly amongst India’s middle class.