[www.inewsguyana.com] – A young mother of two children of Richmond Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast was rushed to the Suddie Hospital Friday night [September 19] after consuming a quantity of poisonous substance.
According to reports, the young mother drank the substance after allegedly suffering from domestic issues.
Only one week ago a 22 – year – old fisherman of Jibb Housing Scheme killed himself by ingesting a quantity of poisonous substance. He died at the Suddie hospital.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) in its first global report on suicide prevention revealed that Guyana is the country with the highest estimated suicide rate for 2012 globally with Suriname ranking as the sixth highest.
The report noted that more than 800, 000 people die by suicide every year – around one person every 40 seconds. Some 75% of suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries.
Pesticide poisoning, hanging and firearms are among the most common methods of suicide globally. Evidence from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the United States and a number of European countries reveals that limiting access to these means can help prevent people dying by suicide.