troubled by illness, committed suicide between 2001 and 2015, according to the annual reports prepared the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)
commit suicide every hour as they are unable to deal with their illness(es).
committed suicide because they were suffering from chronic illnesses during that period. Of which:
ended their lives as they were suffering from mental disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, dementia and schizophrenia.
suffered from cancer.
were victims of HIV-AIDS.
suffered from paralysis.
of all suicides amounting to 247,085 people were from 5 states: Maharashtra (63,013), Tamil Nadu (50,178), Andhra Pradesh (48376), Karnataka (48,053) and Kerala (37,465).