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Lajja Dixit

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Safeguarding mental health during COVID-19

Published On: July 28, 2020 02:25 PM NPT By: Lajja Dixit

According to a survey conducted during this period of lockdown, suicide cases in Nepal have gone up by 20 percent. The number of suicides in the first month was 487 which went up to 1227 by day 74 of the lockdown. The number comes up to about 16.5 cases of suicide per day compared to 15.8 a day in all last year!