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Suicides in Guyana: Hinduism NOT a risk factor – by Veda Nath Mohabir

letters_iconSuicides in Guyana: Hinduism NOT a risk factor

Letter by Veda Nath Mohabir

I find two oddities in The Daily Chronicle, June 29 report (by Tejram Mohabir) on suicides in Guyana.  http://guyanachronicle.com/regional-health-conference-hears-suicide-appears-to-be-a-culture-among-east-indians-in-guyana-suriname-and-trinidad-and-tobago/

Religion was cited as a ‘common risk factor’ for suicide among Guyanese (along with Trinidadian and Surinamese) East Indians: “In Guyana, Dr. Harry identified culture and to a lesser extent religion as common risk factors of suicide. “ with “30 percent [of those committing suicides] each are Hindus and Pentecostals”.   Continue reading

Schenectady Hindu congregation addresses suicide among Guyanese

Schenectady Hindu congregation addresses suicide among Guyanese

Pandit Jai Misir, foreground center in blue, the chief priest at the Schenectady Hindu Temple poses on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at the temple in Schenectady with a group of members of the temple who went through a training program to deal with and to work to prevent teen suicides. (Paul Buckowski / Times Union)

(TIMES UNION).-SCHENECTADY — The car veered out of control and slammed into a tree along Fuller Station Road in Guilderland in November. The one-car wreck appeared to be another tragic accident that claimed the life of the driver, but people who attended the funeral of 19-year-old Ganesh Deodat of Schenectady said he intended to kill himself.                Continue reading