Panel Discussion on Suicide Prevention

Event Listing: Delhi Panel Discussion on Suicide Prevention

Event Listing: Delhi Hi, anyone who is free or interested in joining us in an event to discuss suicide prevention (American Centre, KG Marg + more info below), please do register!   Friends in Delhi, this promises to be an engaging & important panel discussion on #suicideprevention with some fantastic panelists. 19th September, 6-8PM at […]

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We Need to Talk: On Mental Health, Self-Care and Preventing Suicide

What are some of the major issues stressing out young Indians? What should we be talking about when we talk about Mental Health? Why are we not discussing the critical issue of Youth Suicides and the need for preventive mental healthcare? Read on for edited excerpts of Sukanya Sharma’s interview with Dr Soumitra Pathare, consultant […]

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Suicide Prevention Day: Let’s Talk, Connect

By Manisha Chachra “I want to jump of a cliff,” I messaged my friend when I got off at Tilak Nagar, my home station. He kept talking to me till I reached home and comforted me by simply listening to me. I realised what I was experiencing didn’t happen in a day, it has bottled up […]

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Suicide Prevention Day: Creating the Space to Seek Help

By Kamna Chhibber Speaking, talking and sharing are not always given space in society. Often we shy away from discussing difficult issues. We find it a challenge to share our true thoughts and feelings. Many feel that what goes on within them may not be acceptable to others around them and in society at large. […]

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The Case for Compassion, Not Judgement

By Varkha Chulani I am writing this from the city where Kate Spade unfortunately ended her life. In a matter of a few days, two celebrities had taken their life into their own hands, and decided that they wanted no more if it. While their families grieved, these acts became discussion points for complete strangers […]

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Death by Suicide: Answering Some Key Questions

By Kamna Chhibber Recent news has highlighted how an individual from any walk of life, regardless of gender, age, stage of life, socio-economic, religious or cultural background may be susceptible to death by suicide. These incidents have left many confused, some overwhelmed, and others unsure of what happened. To the average man, the lives that […]

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Suicide is Not the Answer: A Survivor’s Story

Featuring a powerful Survivor Story in collaboration with The Suicide Prevention India Foundation.    Anurag Khanna is a 26-year-old from Kolkata who works as a business analyst in Bangalore. This is a part of his story. When I was five, I lost my father to a heart attack but my mother made sure we (my elder […]

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We Need to Talk: Suicide and Suicide Prevention

By Amrita Tripathi A recent article in the Times of India highlighted that in India, a student takes his/her own life every hour. Every hour. Every year, we talk about exam stress, often ignoring relationship stress, the magnitude of pressure on the young, and certainly overlooking the fact that – as senior psychiatrist and co-founder of Children First, Dr Amit Sen […]

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Suicide Prevention: Is India’s Data Enough to Tackle the Complex Issue?

‘Farmers commit suicide due to debt and crop failure’.  ‘Housewives commit suicide due to domestic violence’. ‘Young students commit suicide due to failure in exams’. You will have seen these phrases, which commonly appear in media reports and social media discussions on suicide in India. More often than not, any debate or discussion tends to revolve […]

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Media Watch: Portrayal of Mental Illness and Suicide

By Tanmoy Goswami IMAGINE A GAME that asks young people to kill themselves, leaving a trail of bodies from Ust-Ilimsk to Mumbai to West Midnapore. Your first impulse is to dismiss it as another bizarre fad that “normal” homes like yours are immune to. But if you have a teenage child, or a young brother or sister, perhaps it gives […]

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