Suicide prevention

Student Suicides in India

Student suicide rates in India have become a significant problem, with mental health issues among students highly stigmatized in the country. According to the National Crime Record Bureau’s 2021 report, India recorded 35 daily student suicides, especially during Covid. Due ..



India’s First Suicide Prevention Policy

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently unveiled the National Suicide Prevention Strategy – India’s first suicide prevention policy. Why was the policy launched? National Suicide Prevention Strategy (NSPS) aims to reduce suicide mortality by 10 per cent by ..



World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10 is observed as World Suicide Prevention Day every year. The day is observed with an objective to create awareness about the mental health and prevent suicides. The theme for both 2019 and 2020 edition is “Working Together to ..


2019 edition of World Mental Health Day (WMHD)

The World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is observed every year on 10th of October by World Federation for Mental Health to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play ..

2019 edition of World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD)

The World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is observed every year on 10th of September to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. The 2019 theme is “Working Together to Prevent Suicide”.

Karnataka becomes India’s first state to give legal protection to good samaritans

President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the Karnataka Good Samaritan and Medical Professional (Protection and Regulation During Emergency Situations) Bill, 2016. The bill provides legal protection to the good samaritans in Karnataka, who help accident victims with ..