Suicide Finally Decriminalized In Ghana

The parliament of Ghana has finally decriminalized the suicide offences under the 1960 criminal Act

The parliament of Ghana has in a recent sitting decriminalized suicide in Ghana. This development came after a review of that Act by the parliament

Before the decriminalization of this Act in Ghana, suicide was considered a very severe offence that may subject culprits of this act to imprisonment and serious fines.

The parliament of Ghana has decriminalized suicide, therefore, people who attempt suicide will not be considered as criminals but will be considered as persons with mental disorders and thus shall be provided mental healthcare.

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