According to information received by APA from the Women and Children State Information Commission and Analytical Research Department, in the first six months of 2016, 110 women and 28 children committed suicide.
To comment on this information, Meydan TV contacted Nadir Isamayilov, a professor Baku Medical University and the president of the Psychiatric Association of Azerbaijan.
Ismayilov stated that:
“In the past few years, the suicide rate has quadrupled if not quintupled, it was never at this rate before.”
He added that in order to fight this problem, the state must provide for the creation of necessary support mechanisms and infrastructure for psychiatric care.
Despite the growing number of suicides in Azerbaijan, it is worth noting that Azerbaijan has one of the lowest reported suicide rates both in Europe and of the post Soviet states. See a 2012 World Health Organization data report on suicides per 100,000 individuals below: