Monday, April 19, 2021
Home Life Style Health & Fitness Sikkim: 24X7 crisis centre opened for suicide prevention

Sikkim: 24X7 crisis centre opened for suicide prevention

suicide

Gangtok: In its bid to address the high suicide rates in the state, the Sikkim government on Saturday launched a 24X7 crisis centre-cum-suicide prevention helpline at STNM Hospital here.

The facility is a collaborative effort of the departments of health, human services and family welfare under the District Mental Programme initiative.

The helpline -18003453225 – was inaugurated by Health Care, Human Services and Family Welfare Minister A.K. Ghatani.

According to the National Crime Records Bureau, Sikkim in 2012 recorded the highest rate in the country at 29.1 suicides per one lakh population. Altogether 181 people, including 85 females, had committed suicide in Sikkim in 2012.

Ghatani said the health department along with STNM Hospital has taken the initiative of starting a special clinic for clients undergoing depression treatment at the medical facility.

He said the idea of running a Depression Specialty Clinic was a conscious effort not only at extending services but also to mitigate the stigma that is attached to mental illness.

The minister also administered a pledge on no tobacco and drug abuse and urged the people to coordinate and cooperate for sensitising other people about mental illness and its cure.

(IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,517FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Study Highlights How An Asthma Drug Can Speed Up Recovery From Covid-19

Inhaled budesonide -- primarily an asthma drug -- can shorten recovery time among Covid patients aged over 50, according to a study. Early treatment...

Covid-19 Self-Prescription May Impact Liver, Urge Doctors

The Covid-19 surge across the country has not just led to a scramble for hospital beds but has also resulted in people opting for...

‘Humans Taught To Earn Money But Not Coincide With Nature’, Says Actor Sayaji Shinde

Actor Sayaji Shinde, who is an environment crusader along with being a popular face in the Indian film and theatre world, feels that humans...

A Complete Guide To Learn About Different Bitcoin Trading Strategies!

By Jean Nichols Everyone wants to make massive profits, but it is not an easy task as it requires a lot of knowledge and effort....

Some Of The World’s Oldest Professions That Still Exist Today

BY- Laura Dosil As technology becomes ever increasingly a big part of our lives, particularly in the workplace, there are still some jobs that are...

How The Pandemic Has Changed Working And Learning In India

As India grapples with the second Covid wave amid a seismic shift in the way people work and learn, this year and beyond will...

Can Ayurveda Be Tapped To Fight Covid-19 virus? : Study

Even though Covid-19 vaccination is in full swing, the pandemic continues to affect a huge population, severely affecting the country's economic and social fabric....

What Is The Significance Of World Heritage Day 2021?

April 18 is observed as World Heritage Day or the International Day for Monuments and Sites. Proposed by the International Council on Monuments and...

Recent Comments