Day: April 28, 2022


Jordan plans to jail people who attempt suicide

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Individuals who attempt suicide in Jordan will face prison and fines under a new draft law approved on Monday, Jordan's Roya News reported on Tuesday. Medical professionals and activists criticised the proposed law, calling it "cruel", while some noted that the decision shows that mental health awareness was "much needed" in the Arab world. Parliament in #jordan approved a law to sentence to jail persons who attempt #suicide telling us much about the #mentalhealth reforms needed in the #ArabWorld and highlighting again that #Lebanon and its National #suicidehotline continue to set a role model...
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