Analysis of Youth Suicides in Chitral

For the last two decades Chitral district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan is witnessing an alarming rate of youth suicides. A survey indicates that 300 individuals committed suicides between 2007 and 2011. Likewise, 176 cases of suicides were reported from 2013 to 2019, abnormally high for a region inhibiting a total population of 4.5 lac. The social stigma and poor reporting system mean a sufficient number of cases remain unreported.

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