Half of those who commit suicide in UT are migrants: report
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Suicides in the city are rising drastically, revealed a study conducted by the Department of Psychiatry, GMCH, Sector 32, analysing the statistics over the past about a decade.
The study conducted by Dr B S Chavan, head of the department and his team members, revealed that about fifty per cent of those who committed suicides in the city are migrants. The study also found that for the past five years suicide cases have drastically risen in proportion to the increasing population.
Approximately half of all persons who commit suicide in the UT are migrants and for the past five years suicide cases are rising not only in absolute numbers but in proportion to the population. These figures were revealed during the three day 19th National Conference of Social Psychiatry being held at the GMCH-32, which concluded on Sunday.
According to the GMCH Psychiatry Department study, the suicide rate in city is steadily rising. In 2008, 88 people committed suicide, in 2009 41 people, while in 2010 the figures rose to 52. Last year the suicide cases reached 90 and this year till 20 November, 95 person have committed suicide. The Indian Association for Social Psychiatry president Rakesh Chadha attributed the high rate of suicides among migrants to loneliness and failure to achieve their dreams.
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