This World Suicide Prevention Day, let's pledge to work together and extend some love, support and comfort to those in need.
Did you know that 70% of suicides are among working adults? The harrowing statistic is a major cause for concern and why we need to spread awareness on World Suicide Prevention Day. We live in the now and often stretch ourselves thin while shouldering several responsibilities and taking on several roles. And most of the times, we feel that we have it all under control. But what seems like from the outside, is rarely what's on the inside.
Working-class adults are so busy with their jobs, taking care of their children or their elderly, that they barely have time for self-preservation. Looking after themselves is a luxury only a few can afford. That's exactly what takes a toll on their physical and mental health.
But this World Suicide Prevention Day, let's work together to raise awareness about mental health conditions and reach out to loved ones who are in distress. Let's work together because suicide is not the answer. If you know anyone around you going through a stressful time, you can get help by calling these 5 organizations in India -
1. Cooj - +918322252525
Active since 2013, the volunteers working with this organization are trained to recognize warning signs and come to aid of those who are distressed. Their helpline is active from Monday to Friday from 1 PM to 7 PM.
2. Sneha India Foundation - +914424640050
They have a 24-hour helpline number for anyone who needs aid. The volunteers are trained to provide emotional support in all kinds of cases. You can also write to them on email@example.com
3. Connecting... - +919922001122
Connecting... is an NGO that comes to the aid of the troubled youth. They not only have a helpline number, but they also conduct seminars and workshops to help people. They are operational on all 7 days from 12 PM to 8 PM and they also provide assistance to individuals who have lost their loved ones due to suicide.
4. Roshni - +914066202000
They are operational from Monday to Saturday from 11 AM to 9 PM. The volunteers here are trained to handle any emotional breakdown.
5. Vandrevala Foundation For Mental Health - 18602662345
This foundation has trained mental health professionals that you can reach out to at any time. You can call on their helpline number or even email them on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know someone who is experiencing depressive episodes or suicidal tendencies, these helpline numbers are for your perusal. But make sure you are working towards getting them professional help to battle their mental health condition as well. Accept their condition without any judgement and let them know at all times that options are available and suicide is never the answer!
It's not just about showing your support to them on World Suicide Prevention Day but helping them get better and feel better about their life ahead.
Read more about World Suicide Prevention Day here.