Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2015)
Suicide- A Psychosocial Hazard: A Comparative Study of Selected Major Cities in India
Author(s): Soumita Banerjee
Abstract: Mankind has definitely marched ahead a million miles in terms of growth and development with a very fast pace in all over the world. But not necessarily everyone has taken place equally in this progress. This sense of deprivation has led many kinds of mental dissatisfaction, disorder, pressure, illness, trauma and insanity among many of them and this maladjustment is growing at an epidemical rate- one of its most fatal and irreparable outcomes is, suicide. But actually in India, here is very little concern about our physical health and as well as our mental health. Though some of the Government Legislations and NGOâ€™s are in the action but a lot needs to be done primarily to make the public aware of the concept of mental illness. So, this paper tries to seek the causes and problems of public health related to suicides in major cities of India and suggest some possible mitigation.