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Is Suicide Decriminalised?

Has the country decriminalised suicide, with clear legal frameworks and policy positions?


Are Crisis Lines Available?

Is free, confidential support from a helpline or hotline available? Status provided by find a helpline.


National Suicide Prevention Strategy?

Is there a national suicide prevention strategy, such as from the WHO, and does include decriminalisation, if known?


Population in Need of Support Per Year

Based on the WHO likely attempted suicide rate.

As a calculation of population size against suicide rate

Strength Of Support (Local Qualitative Assessment)

Political Support

Civil Society Support

Religious / Cultural Support

Legislative Activity

Suicide Rate Per 100K Per Year, all Sexes (SDG 3.4.2)

per 100,000
WHO 2019 for SDG 3.4.2. Global average 1 per 100,000

Suicide Deaths Per Year (By Population)

per annum
As a calculation of population size against suicide rate

Grenada is an archipelago nation in the Caribbean, which includes the islands of Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique. The diverse population of 127,000 comprises primarily African, British, Creole, and Caribbean people. The country has a bicameral parliament with a politically appointed Senate, an elected House of Representatives, and a Common Law legal system.

The number of annual suicides in Grenada, according to the WHO, is .67 per 100,000 of the population. With a population of 127,000 that equals approximately one suicide per year. However, a report issued by the WHO-AIMS in 2007 on the Mental Health System in Grenada observed, “there was no reporting system for mental health to respond to the need for timely, reliable, and accurate data.” However, even a cursory review of recent news articles suggests that the figure is not only significantly higher, it has remained stubbornly high for a decade.

According to the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF), there were 27 suicides between 2015 and 2020. In the first eight months, there were a further six suicides which expanded on that figure. Five more people have died due to suicide this year. That represents a suicide rate of 6 per 100,000 of the population. Almost ten times that of the government-reported figures.

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