Review on Suicidal Ideation among Juveniles and Adult Prisoners in Indian Prisons

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Malavika Panicker, Amit Chauhan, Arya C. G., Hima Nathan P. H., Karolin Kanimozhi P., Fr. Jobi Xavier


Suicide can be defined as a deliberate act of taking one’s own life. Suicide may result from psychological, physiological, and societal factors where the person may feel hopeless and have difficulty handling the situations in their life. The scenario of committing suicide by an individual remains the same for the general population and the incarcerated. It is important to assess suicidal ideation among people and provide a suicide-resistant environment. This paper focuses on suicides in prison, suicidal statistics, psychological causes, and preventive measures taken by the authority.

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