Farmers’ Suicide in India: Implications for Public Mental Health

  title={Farmers’ Suicide in India: Implications for Public Mental Health},
  author={Abhishek Das},
  journal={International Journal of Social Psychiatry},
  pages={21 - 29}
  • Abhishek Das
  • Published 1 January 2011
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Social Psychiatry
Farmers’ suicide in India is a cause of concern and government figures, though conservative, predict an impending epidemic. Various measures to curb this calamity are being made in a piecemeal manner. Considering it as an issue of social and mental health concern, this article attempts to evaluate the situation based on the tenet that health and illness are the result of a complex interplay between biological, psychological, social, environmental, economic and political factors. Thus in India… 

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