suicide

Cashing in on women’s health

Women’s health has been sidelined for centuries. But now that women are finally being heard, some unscrupulous companies are cashing in on the movement.

If the aim of criminalising suicide attempts is to deter people from ending their lives and protect the vulnerable, it’s failed.

(more…)

There are other legislations and programmes to help prevent suicide other than criminalising suicide attempts.

(more…)

Malaysia’s move to decriminalise suicide is a positive step but much more is needed to help those suffering.

(more…)

Despite having the law on their side, people who attempted suicide in India are continually harassed by authorities and don’t receive appropriate help.

(more…)

Nigeria missed the unique opportunity to address its anti-suicide laws in the new mental health bill.

(more…)

By capturing data on suicide cases and rates, a registry database can help provide better intervention programmes.

(more…)

Bangladesh inherited its suicide laws from the colonial era. A more modern approach is needed to deter the behaviour.

(more…)

In December 2022, Pakistan repealed the penal code criminalising attempted suicide. Now the focus can shift to better understanding the scope of the crisis.

(more…)

More countries are realising that punishing individuals doesn’t prevent them from acting on suicidal thoughts but simply puts them in greater distress.

(more…)