- Judges across the country are being trained to understand suicide as a mental issue
- Judges are being called upon to decriminalize the act
Some 247 judges across the country are being trained on the complications of suicide by the Mental Health Authority (MHA).
The training forms part of a process aimed at decriminalizing the act of taking one's life as the said judges are being taught to appreciate issues of suicide as mental issues.
One in every ten Ghanaian is said to be prone to depression which constitutes the act of taking their lives - a situation these judges have been made to understand in terms of the root causes.
The training, which saw officials from the Ghana Psychological Association, the Department of Psychology of the University of Ghana and the Judiciary Training Institute is aimed at treating suicide cases as mental cases and not criminal offences.
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