News about pesticide suicides

Pathways to prevention

Can a three-digit phone number avert suicides on a grand scale? Last week, the Federal Communications Commission recommended designating 988 as a nationwide suicide prevention hotline number.

WHO publication released today, Preventing suicide: a resource for pesticide registrars and regulators

There is now a growing body of international evidence indicating that regulations to prohibit the use of highly hazardous pesticides can lead to reductions in national suicide rates.

Evidence-based prevention stratagies reduce dealths

Prof Michael Eddleston Director of the Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention research about means reduction—restricting access to lethal methods has been reported in Science

Suicide rate is increasing in Nepal every year: Police

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Suicide rates have gone up with the increase in the number of people suffering from mental health issues in the country in recent years, data provided by the Nepal Police Headquarters suggests.

Brazil Slacking on Dangerous Pesticide Regulations

This week, in a puzzling move, the Brazilian regulatory agency on public health, ANVISA, approved a new set of rules establishing risk of death as the only criterion for classifying a pesticide as “extremely toxic.”