The suicide rate of children and teens in Sri Lanka has increased this year when compared to last year, said officials of Sumithrayo Sri Lanka.
She was a young girl carrying her baby in her arms. Her eyes and face were lifeless. She said would kill her child. An older woman, who could have been the girl’s mother, took the baby, placed it in her lap and listened……
World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on 10 September every year since 2003, to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides.
The IASP collaborates with the WHO
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is an awareness day observed on 10 September every year since 2003, to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. The IASP
The need to express your feelings is in no way a weakness. If you think that wearing your heart on the sleeve will allow others to manipulate you and puts you in a vulnerable position, then, by all means, speak to someone you can trust, or approach someone qualified to help you
Every life lost represents someone’s partner, child, parent, friend, or colleague. For us to understand the gravity of the problem, it is important that a mechanism is quickly
Tragic events of the 21st April have left behind numerous victims and others in shock with untold grief and fear unable to bear up the sudden loss of loved ones. At this hour of need Sumithrayo extends
“There is a severe lack of awareness on mental health in Sri Lanka which contributes to our high rate of suicides.” (Clinical Psychologist Chrishara Paranawithana). When you’re suicidal, the world feels dead to you. If a person feeling this way can be given
A support system is vital: “Support at home is significant. Who knows you most, who sees you most. If they dismiss you where do you go? So, the support system should start right there”
“…volunteers must be able to sensitively handle the deeply private nature of the information shared with them…. to be able to understand where they are coming from and guide