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Why people take the extreme step of committing suicide-  The Times of India
 

Why people take the extreme step of committing suicide- The Times of India

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At long last, India has joined liberal democracies by moving to decriminalize suicide. The Mental Health Bill passed by the Rajya Sabha gets around Section 309 of the IPC that makes attempting suicide a criminal offence.This law, which essentially says that a person in extreme distress either kills herself efficiently or face legal punishment, is a colonial hand-me-down. While most western nations struck it down after the French Revolution, former colonial territories such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Singapore persist with it. Here are a few figures stating the reasons behind the suicide bids:
 
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13 Aug 2016 - General
 
Though I do not condone attempting suicide in any form, this is a very progressive move for India. Attempting suicide is a cry for help wherein a person's judgment is obviously clouded. Severe stress caused by a significant loss or event may push individuals towards desperation. It has been known that some individuals are more resilient to stress compared to others. Emphasis for persons who attempted suicide should be on providing appropriate management, psychotherapy, participation in a sup...
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