QUEEN’S ROAD: “Suicide doesn’t end the chances of life getting worse; it eliminates the possibility of it ever getting any better,” goes the adage.
Suicide is an option many consider when struggling with distress, heartache, trauma etc. Many youngsters unfortunately decide this is the best suitable route to escape from life’s ordeals.
Counsellors say one should not forget that there are other options too. How about talking to someone? Be it your parent or friend, or maybe even a stranger who will give you an attentive ear? This World Suicide Prevention Day, why not try to make a difference? Says a suicide watch activist on condition of anonymity, "We can all do something that can help someone out of a spot..change a life, change the way someone looks at life." Various NGOs and groups are organising campaigns, rallies etc around the city to mark the occasion. ‘Safe Hands’, a group that launched a helpline Here2Listen24/7, two months ago to reach out to the student community, is organising a campaign at Freedom Park on Thursday. There are so many people ending their lives without reaching out for help, they say. Safe Hands has hence taken an initiative to bring other like-minded organisations under one umbrella. For more information, check www.here2listen247.in