News about pesticide suicides
The Taiwanese Council of Agriculture last month announced that the processing and import of paraquat would be banned from February next year, and its use and sale would be prohibited from February 2019.
For the more than 800,000 people who take their lives each year around the world, pesticide poisoning is the most frequently used method, according to a new report from the World Health Organization ....
The Economist. Gorav Gupta has spent his life helping the mentally ill. But when suicidal patients seek help at his psychiatric hospital in Delhi, he turns them away. Mr Gupta says he cannot handle the “legal hassle” that might ensue if they try to end their lives while in his care.
Sanjiv Phansalkar, Huffington Post
By Kim Se-jeong, Korea Times. Korea's suicide rate is high but it has reached a meaningful achievement since 2011 thanks to a pesticide ban, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).