COLOMBO (News 1st); With the rise in suicide moratility rate in Sri Lanka, the WHO says that discrimination is one of the most common factors which affects mental health.Speaking at the Presidential Induction of the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists 2022, which was held in Colombo on Monday (12), WHO Representative to Sri Lanka Dr.
Alaka Singh emphasized that more needs to be done in Sri Lanka with regard to mental health.Pointing out that the suicide mortality rate in Sri Lanka is 14 per 100,000 population, Dr.
Singh said that it remains as the highest in the WHO South East Asia Region for 2019. While stating that workplace discrimination is the the most common source of discrimination against those with mental health issues, Dr.
Singh reiterated the WHO's support to Sri Lanka in achieving the highest standards of mental and physical wellbeing for it's population.The President of the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists, Dr.