Mangaluru: ‘Suicide Prevention Training for Students’ Held at Roshni Nilaya

Photos: Abhijith N Kolpe

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru September 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 human transformation center The Roshni Nilaya School of Social Work held a “Suicide Prevention Training for Students” here on Monday, September 5 at the Roshni Nilaya College School of Social Work Auditorium.

Father Ajith Menezes, Administrator of Father Muller Medical College inaugurated the event.

Speaking on the occasion, Father Ajith Menezes said, “I commend the organizers for conducting this unique suicide prevention training program for students. I have been in my profession for 14 years and have met many people around. Things have changed. many before and after covid where mental health cases are on the rise. Today mental health cases are increasing which is alarming and today a new terminology we have heard in the medical field is panic attack. We need to understand why there is an increase in counseling sessions.

Mangaluru Balmatta Lion Leo Club President Lancy Menezes said, “We need to create hope and confidence in those who are having suicidal thoughts and we can prevent them from committing suicide by instilling hope in them.

Leading Roshini Nilaya School of Social Work Dr Juliet CJ said: “The program is very important and requires an hour and also an alarming situation. Teachers have a bigger role to play in reaching out to students and students need to also approach teachers in difficult phase.I want students to get the most out of this training.

After the official function, the session was led by Bharath Rathinam and Lekshmi Vimala from NIMHANS Psychiatric Social Work Department.

Dr. Laveena Noronha of Suicide Life Line, Head of Criminology Department of School of Social Work Sarik Ankitha and others were present.

Dr. Rameela Shekar from Manashanthi Mangaluru hosted the gathering, the Head of Department of the School of Social Work Psychology, Dr. Sandra Lobo offered a vote of thanks and Ifra Aisha participated in the event.