Worrying increase in the suicide rate of District Ghizer, GB
Report: Hussain Ali
Ghizer, January 19 (Sost Today): Sharp rise in the suicide rate among youngsters of age 14-28 years in Ghizer, A District of Gilgit Baltistan is becoming a major health problem.
According to a survey, since 1996 three hundred cases of suicide were reported in different Police stations of Ghizer. This report excludes the failed attempts of suicide and those not reported.
Globally, Suicide is among top 10 causes of death. Suicide is becoming the main cause of death among the youth of Gilgit Baltistan and Ghizer specifically.
There are multidimensional factors of suicide, including social class, poverty, family dispute, and academic burden.
Sadly, the authorities haven’t initiated any suicide preventives in the region, even there is not any official statistics of suicidal deaths.