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Sociologists predict surge in suicide cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scholars in human behaviour, development and society have predicted a likelihood of suicide as a form of protest or expression of emotional distress among Ugandans. Early this month, the country witnessed a horrifying incident of a young man who burnt himself inside the Masaka district …

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Bweyogerere-Bukasa stage chairperson arrested for attempted suicide

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police are holding Mutwahilu Bogere Wasswa, the chairperson of Bweyogerere Bukasa stage in Old Taxi Park in Kampala city for attempted suicide. Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson says Bogere staged in front of City Hall with a five liter jerrycan of petrol and …

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Infidelity, HIV blamed for suicide in police

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Infidelity, domestic violence and HIV could be fueling suicide incidents in the police force. The Director of Police Medical Services, Dr Moses Byaruhanga says investigations among some of the police officers revealed that they were due to domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, relationships gone bad. …

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Saracen Security Company supervisor commits suicide in Kabale

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The supervisor of Saracen Security Company in Kabale has committed suicide. Denis Musinguzi, 29 years, a resident of Bugongi in Northern division, Kabale municipality shot himself dead on Thursday. Brian Ampeire, the Kabale District Police Commander says that Musinguzi shot himself dead in front …

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People with suicidal thoughts on the increase – Mental health expert

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More people are reporting to mental health facilities testifying that they have either contemplated suicide or attempted it. This is according to Janet Kantarama the Executive Director Safe Places Uganda a private Mental Illness treatment centre. Kantarama also says that the number of suicides …

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Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide – Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds, according to findings of the agency’s latest report on global suicide estimates. The report coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day, recognized on 10 September, to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented. The figures imply that suicide …

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Suicide machine draws crowds at Amsterdam funeral show

1971, Netherlands | AFP | A controversial suicide pod that enables its occupant to kill themselves at a press of a button went on display at Amsterdam funeral show on Saturday. Called the “Sarco”, short for sarcophagus, the 3D-printed machine invented by Australian euthanasia activist Philip Nitschke and Dutch designer Alexander …

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