Hope Foundation holds workshop on ‘Prevention of Suicides’

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Gadchiroli Sept. 12 (District Correspondent) Hope Foundation Sironcha and Kevadramji Harde College, Chamorshi’s National Service Scheme Department had organized a guidance program on ” Suicide Prevention- Need of the Time'” at the college auditorium the other day.

The programme was organized to mark the World Suicide Prevention Day to spread scientific information to everyone in order to prevent the increasing incidents of suicides.

The program was chaired by Prof. Dr. Mahesh Joshi.  Director of Hope Foundation Sironcha, Nagesh Madeshi, National Service Scheme Program Officer Dr. Pawan Naik, Prof., Mahadev Sadavarte, National Adolescent Health Counsellor Purushottam Ghyar were prominently present.

The World Health Organization started this initiative in 2003 to reduce the increasing suicide rate. This year’s slogan is “Creating Hope Through Action”. According to the World Health Organization, 7.3 lakh people die by suicide in the world. One person commits suicide every 40 seconds. Considering the above figures, it can be realized how serious the issue of suicide is, said Mr. Madeshi, while speaking on the occasion.

The suicides can be prevented by talking to your close friends, relatives, counsellors or psychiatrists about suicidal thoughts or mental stress. Therefore, students should express their feelings without keeping them closed in their hearts. By this, the mind will be lightened and one or the other way will definitely be found to prevent from the suicide, he added. People should not lose courage and face the situation bravely, he suggested.

Mr.  Ghyar told the students that there are many changes in teenage age so stress is created and people should think positively without committing suicide in stressful situations.

Dr. Prof. Mahesh Joshi said that if any problem arises in life, the problem should be solved without hesitation and one should not commit suicide under any circumstances

Program Director Ms. Shivani Mattami conducted the programme and the vote of thanks was given by Arbaaz Sheikh. Kushal Kawthekar and others took pains for the success of the programme.

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