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Trinidad: TT has 3rd highest suicide rate in C’bean

WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) 2017 statistics showed that TT has the third highest suicide rate in the Caribbean, with someone in this country taking his/her life approximately every two days.

Dr Katija Khan, psychologist and senior lecturer in the MSc program in Psychology at UWI made the point at the TT Association of Psychologists’(TTAP) Suicide Awareness and Prevention seminar over the weekend at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope.

She added that, in TT, more males died of suicide than females. She said women attempted but many survived while men used more fatal means. She said the methods changed over time but over the past few years the ingestion of tablets was most popular at 47 per cent, followed by the use of pesticides and weedicides at 25 per cent.

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