Police reports have revealed alarming statistics which show that 133 people between 16 and 40 years old committed suicide between September 2018 and June 2019. Right activists have blamed this on the government's lack of interest in improving the welfare of the youth.
Youth Suicide Cases On the Rise
Nyasa Times, 28 July 2019
Government and youth rights groups are expressing worry over the increase of suicide cases in the country, especially that the youth are most hit. Read more »
Mchinji Businessman Commits Suicide
Malawi News Agency, 22 March 2019
A renowned businessman in Mchinji, Fedeliko Chikakula allegedly committed suicide on Sunday when he by shot himself with a gun. Read more »
Chief Commits Suicide By Hanging After Second Wife Ended Affair
Nyasa Times, 17 April 2019
Malawi police has confirmed that Village head Chimera of Chimera Village, Traditional Authority Kalumo in Ntchisi district died after he committed suicide by hanging on Monday. Read more »
Man Commits Suicide Over Debt in Chiradzulu
Malawi News Agency, 17 August 2018
Chiradzulu, August 17, 2018. A 38 year old man on Wednesday hanged himself in a maize field over unpaid debt. Read more »
Man Commits Suicide Over Lack of Transport Money
Malawi News Agency, 19 October 2018
A 23 year old man identified as Christopher Piyo hanged himself to death in Liwonde Township after failing to raise money for transport to travel back to his base in Blantyre. Read more »
Poor Funding Crippling Mental Health Services in Malawi
Nyasa Times, 5 November 2018
A mental health specialist says inadequate funding is one of the factors which is crippling delivery of mental health services in the country. Read more »
Africa Battles High Rates of Suicide and Depression
Deutsche Welle, 8 June 2019
Many African countries are struggling with high suicide rates for which there is no simple explanation. However, one thing is evident: There is a lack of professional help and… Read more »
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