A quick guide to suicide prevention


How to prevent suicides among young people? All it takes is an opportunity to reach out to someone who cares to listen – a relative, friend, co-worker. This emotional support could change the trajectory of the patient’s thought process and bring it back to life.

Support numbers

We all experience periods of sadness and joy throughout our lives. However, if the feelings of sadness and pain have become unbearable and intense and you feel hopeless or helpless, please contact a suicide crisis hotline for help. Calls can be made to SNEHA Suicide Prevention Hotline No. +91 44 2464 0050, Sangath Hotline: +91 11 41198666, National Health Rehabilitation Hotline mental Kiran 1800-599-0019, Samaritans helpline number +918422984528. , +918422984529, +918422984530, Connecting NGO Distress Helpline 99220-01122/99220-04305.

Traffic signs

Being able to identify the signs you are having trouble coping with can help you access help. Some signs that you are on the verge may include feeling that there is no solution to problems other than suicide, not wanting to be with friends and/or family or thinking that they would be better off without it. you. Having feelings of anxiety or being tense most of the time and/or not wanting to do things you usually enjoy are triggers.

Risk factors

Having suicidal thoughts is a sign of deep emotional pain. Extremely stressful or difficult situations such as bullying, discrimination, physical/sexual abuse, loss of a loved one, long-term physical illness or pain, depression or other mental illness, relationship difficulties/breakup, family conflict, money/financial issues, forced marriage, loneliness/isolation, school stress, or difficulty adjusting to a major life change can all contribute to feelings of unbearable pain. If you don’t know why you are having suicidal thoughts, it may seem even more difficult.

Treatment and therapies

It is important to remember that you are not alone and there is support available to help you through this. It is crucial to remove access to anything that can be used to harm you. Developing a safety plan, which includes contact information for loved ones or support services and steps to keep you safe, can help. Joining a peer/support group is important for sharing your thoughts and feelings and understanding that there are many like you who struggle with life’s challenges.


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