A suicidal individual usually wants to end their problem, not their life!
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
Suicide is the most preventable form of death. With 80% of suicidal individuals giving us warning signs, the chances of a loved one or an acquaintance having exhibited these signs at some point in our lives is high. They display warning signs through their behaviour, mood and the way they talk.
Given that in India, only 8 in 100,000 people are mental health practitioners, it’s integral that we, the general public, learn how to detect, support and signpost those struggling. It isn’t easy to care for a loved one who is feeling suicidal. You might be overwhelmed by your own feelings about the prospect of losing them, or afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing.
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. YOU can ensure their safety.
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Gatekeeper training is a WHO recommended suicide prevention strategy to help those who are emotionally distressed or potentially suicidal. Trained Gatekeepers learn to recognize signs of suicide, provide emotional support, persuade to get help, and refer those with suicidality to mental health support services.