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Autistic people more prone to suicides

People with autism feel shunned by society and are depressed.

Oct 28, 2017, 18:11 PM IST

Aim to double farmers' income by 2022 to tackle suicides: Govt to SC

The matter was listed before a bench of justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta.

Aug 28, 2017, 22:30 PM IST

Why are Indian soldiers victimised by depression, suicides? BSF turns counselor

In order to curb these conditions, the country's largest border-guarding force BSF has launched two ambitious projects for its jawans and has introduced a 'wellness quotient assessment' test in their annual medical checkup.

Aug 20, 2017, 13:40 PM IST

BSF adopts ways to curb suicides, depression among jawans

The country's largest border-guarding force BSF has launched two ambitious projects to curb suicides and depression amongst its jawans.

Aug 20, 2017, 12:26 PM IST

Japan aims to reduce suicides by 30 per cent in 10 years

It states that the government will push further for measures against work-related suicides, saying that cutting extreme work hours and preventing harassment by bosses are necessary.

Jul 25, 2017, 13:15 PM IST

Lung cancer linked to increased suicide risk in men

The researchers found that people with lung cancer had a nine-fold increased risk of suicides, the highest compared to breast, prostate, colorectal cancer.

May 24, 2017, 17:25 PM IST

Depression: Symptoms, how many people are affected by or at risk from it?

More than 300 million people around the world are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015.

Apr 07, 2017, 10:10 AM IST

I pray that you are blessed with wonderful health, says PM Narendra Modi on World Health Day

The Prime Minister also insisted that those who are depressed must share how they feel with their loved ones, adding that 'suppression of depression is not good'. 

Apr 07, 2017, 09:34 AM IST

Kota gears up to tackle suicides by students, comes up with ceiling fans with springs, sensors

The NCRB in its 2014 report said at least 45 students committed suicide in Kota due to fear of failure in exams. Last year, 17 students committed suicide in Kota.

Mar 30, 2017, 15:36 PM IST

Global event, social upheaval can impact mental health'

In the wake of reports linking demonetisation with deaths of some people in queues and few cases of suicides, psychiatrists at AIIMS on Monday said any global event or social upheaval can impact the mental health.

Nov 29, 2016, 00:32 AM IST

Rajasthan Governor expresses concern over increasing suicides

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh today said that a body should be formed to regulate coaching institutes.

May 13, 2016, 02:45 AM IST

Diesel, petrol cabs go off roads in Delhi, owners warn of suicides

The Supreme Court’s ban on plying of diesel and petrol driven taxis in Delhi took effect on Sunday, with three taxi owners warning this might lead to suicides in frustration.

May 02, 2016, 00:06 AM IST

Drought hits 207 districts in nine states, major steps taken

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said all farmers in the country would get soil health cards by 2017.

Dec 11, 2015, 23:32 PM IST

Metro suicides: 59 lose limbs in five years, but alert guards save over 200

 The lone earning member of his family, Patel (no first name) is among the 59 who have lost a limb or sustained other debilitating injuries while trying to kill themselves by jumping in front of a Metro train in the past five years.

Sep 28, 2015, 16:27 PM IST

Kota suicides: Coaching centres launch 24X7 helpline for distressed students

Stung by the rising number of suicides in education hub Kota, around 40 coaching institutes have launched a 24X7 helpline to provide free counselling to the distressed students.

Sep 11, 2015, 10:50 AM IST

Hold 'yatras' to build confidence in farmers, BJP tells Karnataka govt

The BJP on Wednesday slammed the state government for "failing" to properly address the issue of farmers suicide and suggested holding "Vishwas Yatras" by prominent people, including agricultural experts, to build confidence among distressed agriculturists.

Jul 29, 2015, 15:20 PM IST

BKU slams Radha Mohan Singh for his reasons of farmers' suicide

Farmers' unions on Saturday slammed Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh over his remark on the reasons of farmers committing suicides in the country and asked him to withdraw his observations immediately.

Jul 25, 2015, 12:51 PM IST

Why people, including farmers, commit suicide in India?

The issue of farmers' suicide has been jolting the country's conscience for years and for the first time the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has collected detailed data in this regard.

Jul 23, 2015, 12:55 PM IST

228 CRPF jawans committed suicide in last seven years: Govt

A total of 228 CRPF jawans committed suicide in the last seven years even as the government said Yoga has been made compulsory for all paramilitary forces, beginning this year.

Jul 22, 2015, 15:28 PM IST

Natural calamities took two lives every hour in India in 2014

At least two people died every hour in India due to natural calamities while 36 deaths occurred due to accidents every hour in 2014, official data revealed.

Jul 18, 2015, 20:49 PM IST