JKMC | VOL. 6 | NO. 2 | ISSUE 20 | APR-JUN, 2017

A case report on attempted suicide by hanging of an adolescent girl
Shakya KN, Bhatta A, Bhandari B


Suicidal attempt by hanging is a growing problem during adolescence. Globally, 8.5 % of all deaths among young people is accounted for by suicide. It is preventable, provided the risk factors and pre-suicidal behavior are identified for averting such a tragic happening. Pediatricians have crucial role to play in this.

Keyword : Adolescent, Attempted suicide, Hanging, Preventable