Year: 2004 Source: Tropical Doctor, v.34, no.2, (April 2004), p.125 SIEC No: 20041088

This letter briefly reports on disturbing trends in the suicide rate in Nepal. In 2000-2001 there were 2000 cases of suicide in Nepal. This figure increased to 3033 in 2001-2002. A 2001 census found that the suicide rate was almost 3 times higher in the male (190) than female (68) population below 14 years of age. The author expresses concern about the neglect of suicide as a public health problem in Nepal. (2 refs)