According to National Crime Records Bureau, Bangalore is India’s number one suicide city. The suicide rate is 38.1 per 100,000 against a national average of 10.9.
The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in Bangalore treats patients for stress-related ailments. Doctors at NIMHANS say software engineers in the age group of 24 to 30 years form a large chunk of the patients facing this problem.
Anoushka Tripathy, a clinical psychologist says, "Several of my patients, especially from the IT and BPO industry, complain that they are unable to cope with their work. Extended work timings, competition and, most importantly, insecurity at work are contributing to an increase in people's stress levels."