Assessment of Suicide and Related Factors in Illam District of Nepal



NPR 500, 000

Karuna Foundation Nepal


Suicide is a major public health problem in every country and every community worldwide, and largely it is preventable. It is estimated that annually around 0.8 million people die by suicide worldwide. Globally it is the second leading cause of death among the young people of 15-29 years age. The standardized suicide rate was found 3.5 for the male-to-female ratio of high-income countries, as per the data of the year 2012. In Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs), the male-to-female rate was found 1.6 indicating that suicide rates were 57 percent higher in men than female. Nepal has a dearth of systematic, reliable and nationally representative data on suicide.

The main purpose of this study was to assess the situation of suicide and its related factors in Ilam district of Nepal.

Report has been published and it is available on NHRC web portal.