Guest Lecture – Dr Murali Krishna

9th May 2016, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine

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Attempted suicide in Southern India. Attitudes, stigma, and interventions, a joint project funded by THE Tropical Health Education Trust (THET)

Dr Murali Krishna is a Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiologist from CSI Holdsworth Memorial Hospital, Mysore, India.  He graduated from the Mysore Medical School and completed his basic and higher specialist training in Psychiatry in University of Cambridge and Liverpool in the UK. He has considerable experience is clinical practice, research and is extensively published.

This seminar explores the many issues associated with suicide attempts in Southern India. Mental illness and suicide are a major global concern and lessons in India equally pally to the UK. Edge Hill University is working with key hospitals in Mysore providing interventions. The seminar explores the religious, political, clinical and social origins that underpin suicide. Southern India has the highest rate of suicides globally and sadly spans all age ranges. The most common methods are pesticide ingestion and immolation. This session highlights the clinical and social barriers that exist and explores recent interventions.