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PREVENT suicide

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“In many cases, where a person with suicidal thoughts did not attempt suicide, three protective factors were founds – integrated families, social and spiritual support, playing a critical role in prevention”

- Dr Nimesh Desai, IHBAS director

School or College

28 students die by suicide EVERY DAY in India
There has been a 60% increase in student suicide between 2015-19 compared to 2005-09
The pandemic has exacerbated mental health issues, some studies showing cases of anxiety and depression have DOUBLED in the last year

“India has the highest number of deaths by suicide in youngsters. Across the world the largest cause of death in youth is road accidents, but in India, it’s suicide.”

Dr Amit Sen, psychiatrist, Children First Mental Health Institute, Delhi

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Students face several challenges that lead them to take such a tragic step. The following are some examples of negative life stressors:

Academic stress
Suffer from low self-esteem
Having feelings of loneliness
Child sexual abuse
Physical abuse by parents or teachers
Neurodevelopmental vulnerabilities
Recent stressful life events, such as not meeting high parental expectations
Other developmental trauma

While student suicide is so prevalent, it is preventable.

Workplace

35 working professionals die by suicide EVERY DAY in India
42.5% employees in India are suffering from depression or some kind of mental health illness
The pandemic has exacerbated mental health issues, some studies showing that more than 50% of all employees are worried about their future.

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An average employee suffers from a range of stresses which may increase the risk factors for suicide, such as:

Academic stress
Suffer from low self-esteem
Having feelings of loneliness
Child sexual abuse
Physical abuse by parents or teachers
Neurodevelopmental vulnerabilities
Recent stressful life events, such as not meeting high parental expectations
Other developmental trauma

While student suicide is so prevalent, it is preventable.

Mental Health Professional

24-28% of mental health professionals will lose a client to suicide Of those that complete suicide, 93% have a psychiatric illness
70% of mental health professionals have no training in suicide prevention

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Counselling suicidal individuals:

Increases stress and anxiety levels among the professionals
Causes low self-esteem and feelings of incompetence when unable to help suicidal individuals
Causes them to reject their patient by either referring them to someone else or ignoring the suicide warning signs
Sometimes, therapy is prematurely ended to avoid dealing with the life and death situation
Causes feelings of hopelessness and helplessness towards clients who self-harm

Although the therapeutic collaboration with such individuals is extremely emotionally demanding and most times difficult, they cannot be left untreated. With your help, we can prevent suicide in India.

Prevent Suicide of your Loved Ones

ONE Indian dies by suicide EVERY 2 MINUTES
There is only 1 psychiatrist for every 13,000 people in India
8 out of 10 individuals give out suicide warning signs to those around them

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Are you worried about a loved one having thoughts of suicide? Are you wondering what warning signs they might be displaying?

Experts agree that 8 out of 10 individuals exhibit warning signs. Suicide is rarely an impulsive act, multiple factors lead a person to make this decision. Here you can ensure their safety.

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Suicide Prevention India Foundation is NOT a suicide crisis helpline. Use all resources at your discretion.
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