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Suicide: Lankan society on razor’s edge

Suicide: Lankan society on razor’s edge 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” Read More

Talking People Out Of Harm: The Volunteers Behind Suicide Prevention In Sri Lanka

Talking People Out Of Harm: The Volunteers Behind Suicide Prevention In Sri Lanka "...volunteers must be able to sensitively handle the deeply private nature of the information shared with them.... to be able to understand where they (a distressed person) are coming from and guide them to a more rational state of mind by empowering …

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Sumithrayo holds awareness event to mark Suicide Prevention Day

Sumithrayo holds awareness event to mark Suicide Prevention Day Sumithrayo will commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day tomorrow (September 10) with a public awareness programme on ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide’ to reduce the number of suicides further from 5-8 p.m. at the Lavender Hall of the BMICH. Read More

Searching For Relief

Searching For Relief Sumithrayo has been providing emotional support to people in crisis for 42 years since 1974 – from those experiencing everything from a bad day to a broken heart to some form of physical or mental illness or traumatic loss. Read more..

Hold on, pain ends!

Hold on, pain ends! What happens when it hurts too much to live? Can it really be too painful for someone to live one more moment with emptiness, depression, and despair? Yes, for some people suicide seems like the only way out. The rationale behind suicide, which is defined as the intentional taking of one's …

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Walk in, unburden yourself and walk out relieved

Walk in, unburden yourself and walk out relieved The entrance is innocuous though located in the very heart of posh Cinnamon Gardens, down Horton Place, Colombo 7. Four rooms accessed through this humble entry-point are airy but small with three comfortable chairs – a cozy little space for a chat. Read more..

Don’t feel alone, there’s someone you can reach out to – Sunday Times

Don’t feel alone, there’s someone you can reach out to – Sunday Times Suicide is a complex problem for which there is no single cause or single reason. It results from a complex interaction of biological, psychological, social, cultural and environmental factors. Suicide has no racial or class distinctions. However, suicides can be prevented and …

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