Loose Screws Mental Health News

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I, too, get annoyed when my flight gets delayed, but this is just ridiculous.

Keeping with Indian news, the Indian government is drawing upon the National Policy on Agriculture (NPA) to help farmers suffering from crop losses and monetary woes. The dire and distressing conditions have led to a wave of farmer suicides in the past year.

After attention was drawn to Florida inmates not getting their mental health needs addressed, the focus shifts to Boston where two inmates committed suicide in separate incidents.

Australia has launched a national campaign to tackle female suicide rates. It’s pretty bad: figures show that every day, 1 in 6 young women attempt suicide. The campaign will focus on two things: helping young women transition from adolescence to adulthood and solidifying a bond with their mother during that time.

P.S. The above picture has nothing to do with anything. I just found it on the India Times Web site and thought they were, uh, pretty Indian people. (Pretty’s not a nice word to describe a guy.) If you want to marry pretty Indian people, go visit simplymarry.com (which developed the graphic).

83-year-old man plunges to his death

An 83-year-old man in India committed suicide after reportedly telling his family that he was tired of dealing with his medical illnesses and "wanted to get it all over with." Babulal Shah suffered from severe depression stemming from failing eyesight, failing kidneys, and diabetes. Shah did not leave a suicide note and Indian police are treating it as an accidental death.

As an aside, I’ve noticed that Indian and Australian news are much more willing to report suicides of citizens much more readily than American news. Trolling through Google News with the search term "suicide" returns many reports of Indian farmers committing suicide over failing crops and money problems (aside from the suicide bombings occuring in the Middle East and Afghanistan). It’s interesting to see the difference among Indian, Australian, and American societies and why reporting suicides of normal people doesn’t induce copycat stories unlike America.