A misperception that suicide is a criminal offence has contributed to an under-reporting of suicide in Nepal, according to a new study by the Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention.
This paper discusses the reasons for the perception of the criminality of attempted suicide in Nepal, its consequences, and the ways of addressing them.
Article originally published in the Nepali Times.
A 53-year-old laboratory assistant at a reputed hospital in Kathmandu recently bought aluminium phosphide tablets and ingested three of them. He started vomiting immediately, and had to be rushed into emergency.
This paper identifies pesticides responsible for suicides in Nepal. Data on pesticide poisoning cases were collected from major hospitals and forensic toxicology laboratories across the country.
This paper analyses pesticide regulation and pesticides responsible for poisonings in Nepal, relating them to national suicide rates.