‘One suicide occurs every 40 seconds’

  • | Wednesday | 11th September, 2019

Tribune News ServiceLudhiana, September 10The Department of Psychiatry of Dayanand College and Hospital organised a special session today to commemorate the World Suicide Prevention Day. It included three brief presentations by the senior and junior residents of the Department of psychiatry followed by a healthy discussion. Suicide is a major public health concern which imposes a great social and economic burden on our society. Even after the recent decriminalisation of suicide, people still are ashamed of talking about it. Dr Ranjive Mahajan, Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry, shared that one suicide occurs every 40 seconds.

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