In the number of suicides in India had increased to , Suicide was the most common cause of death in both the age groups of 15—29 years and 15—39 years. Between and , the suicide rate increased from 7. The male to female suicide ratio has been about
Neerja Birla has a B. Sc Hons in Psychology from the University of Derby. Mpower, her brainchild, is determined to bring about a positive change in attitude towards mental health. ITC has underperformed despite positive sentiment.
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Sison is a practicing medical doctor specializing in occupational medicine and is a graduate of the University of Sto. She is the national adviser of the Youth for Mental Health Coalition and is a strong mental health advocate. She is a breast cancer survivor for almost four years now, and is currently the Philippine leader for Livestrong Foundation. For every suicide, there are many more people who attempt suicide every year. A prior suicide attempt is the most important risk factor for suicide in the general population, according to a World Health Organization WHO fact sheet , updated August
It is vital that organisations and governments receive support to promote mental health education and promote coping skills in youth. With this tremendous forecast, it becomes imperative to ensure an environment which promotes positive well-being. Unfortunately, India has the highest suicide rate in the world among the youth standing at The reason for such high numbers can be attributed to lack of economic, social, and emotional resources.