In India, preventing women from committing suicide seems to remain a challenge since women on the country seems to be particularly at risk.
In a study published in the Lancet Public Health Journal states that almost four out of 10 women committing suicide globally are Indian. The finding even added that 71.2 percent of Indian women who commit suicide are below the age of 40.
In 1990, the number of suicide deaths in India was 25.3%. However, it went to 36.6% in 2016. Even at the same time, the rate of suicide among women went down by 27% between 1990 and 2016.
In India, the number of suicide of women is 15 per one lakh which is still higher than the global average. On the other hand, number of men suicide deaths makes up 24.4 percent of global suicide related deaths.
Gender discrimination and lack of support from family members or spouses are the reasons for this high suicide rate in India.