Pics: Abhijith N Kolpe
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)
Mangaluru Sep 5: National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences Bengaluru, Father Muller medical college, Manashanthi Mangaluru, Suicide lifeline – a unit of SUSHEG charitable trust, lions club Balmatta, Leo club Roshni Mangaluru Balmatta in association with criminovision, Psy forum and the centre for human transformation School of Social work Roshni Nilaya organized ‘Suicide prevention training for students’ here on Monday September 5 at School of Social work Roshni Nilaya College auditorium.
Fr Ajith Menezes, administrator Father Muller Medical College inaugurated the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Fr Ajith Menezes said, "I congratulate the organizers for the conducting this unique programme on Suicide prevention training for students. I have been in my profession for last 14 and I have come across many people around. The things have changed a lot before and after covid where the mental health cases are in rise. Today the mental health cases are increasing which is alarming and today a new terminology we have heard in medical field that is panic attack. We need to understand why there is increase in the counseling sessions.
President Leo club Mangaluru Balmatta Lion Lancy Menezes said, "We must create hope and give confidence who have suicidal thoughts and we can avoid them from committing suicide by instilling hope on them.
Principal School of social work Roshini Nilaya Dr Juliet CJ said, "The programme is very significant and need of an hour and also a alarming situation. Teachers have greater role to play to reach to students and also students should approach teachers in difficult phase. I want students to make best use of this training.
After the formal function, session was conducted by Bharath Rathinam and Lekshmi Vimala from department of Psychiatrist social work NIMHANS.
Dr Laveena Noronha from suicide life line, head department of criminology school of social work Sarik Ankitha and others were present.
Dr Rameela Shekar from Manashanthi Mangaluru welcomed the gathering, head, department of Psychology school of social work Dr Sandra Lobo proposed vote of thanks and Ifra Aisha compered the event.