On World Suicide Prevention Day, celebs bring the focus on mental health

In a world where passing judgement on others, without confirming facts is worryingly becoming the norm, people often refrain from discussing their issues. “In India, it’s easy for us to call someone ‘pagal’ or ‘mad’; we don’t realise what the other person is going through or how it might affect someone. We still need awareness, […]

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020: Significance of suicide prevention during a global pandemic

The ongoing pandemic has created a world environment that is harsh and seriously detrimental for mental health, especially with the downturn of the economy, the isolation that has come with months of social distancing and the sheer stress of navigating through life while people across the globe are suffering through a dangerous virus. These circumstances […]

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) 2020: Recognising Symptoms Of Suicidal Behavior

List Of Suicide Helpline Numbers iCall: 9152987821 | Mon-Sat, 8:00 AM -10:00 PM | Languages: English, Hindi COOJ Mental Health Foundation (COOJ): 0832-2252525 | 01:00 PM – 07:00 PM | Monday to Friday Fortis Stress Helpline: +918376804102 Parivarthan: +91 7676 602 602 | 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM | Monday to Friday Connecting Trust: +91 […]

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020: Inspiring Quotes That Will Empower You

Suicide can never be the right decision to end one’s suffering. It is always a painful decision that affects other’s lives too. During this pandemic where everything is going through the lockdown phase, the suicide rate has gone high. In these tough times, suicide has become a major health problem. To highlight the importance of […]

World Suicide Prevention Day: Here’s how to help

Begins to search online for ways to kill themselves, such as buying a gun or obtaining medical prescriptions Increases their use of alcohol or drugs Sleeps too much or too little Starts to behave recklessly, such as driving while intoxicated or without a seat belt Appears agitated, expresses rage or talks about seeking revenge Has […]

World Suicide Prevention Day: Harmeet Singh Of Meet Bros Launches Special Initiative

‘The WeCare Initiative’ aims to train and sensitize, as many people as possible within the entertainment industry, towards suicide. They aim to create an infrastructure for jobs and opportunities for struggling people via a referral system in the second phase. It also provides online and offline resources, connect with professionals if required and enables them […]

Suicide Prevention Day: How to save a life

If your friend shows disinterest in life, appears restless, complains of low appetite and sleep, focusses on fears, and dwells a great deal on problems and how they are not possible to resolve, how do you react? Dr Vijayakumar says it is natural between friends to brush it off, but it is better to ask […]

Meera Gandhi, CEO of Giving Back Foundation shares insights on the occasion on World Suicide Prevention Day

Life is the ultimate and most precious thing anyone has. When a human being feels that she or he is unable to live, breathe, or function well emotionally, the thought of ending life occurs. This is simply a result of linear thinking. When we think there is only “one solution” to a problem.

World Suicide Prevention Day: Bollywood Celebs Say Change in Social Mindset Will Help Avoid Tragedy

According to World Population Review report 2020, India’s suicide rate ranks 21st in the world, at 16.3 suicides per 100,000 people. According to the National Crime Records Bureau of India, the country reported an average of 381 suicides each day in 2019, marking a nearly 3.4% increase compared to 2018. The alarming issue nonetheless remains largely under the  […]

Suicide prevention amid coronavirus pandemic: ‘We’re still there for each other’

Coronavirus: 8 ways to connect with nature during lockdown Outdoor soundtrack If walking in the woods isn’t possible, there are still ways to enjoy nature at home. Research suggests that looking at greenery out a window, or even listening to sounds from nature, can boost our well-being. Scientists from Brighton and Sussex Medical School in […]