17th World Suicide Prevention Day observed at Chandel


Our Correspondent
Chandel, Sep 28: Observance of "17th World Suicide Prevention Day 2019" organized by District Health Society & District Mental Health Programme, Chandel under the theme "Working Together to Prevent Suicide" was held at South East Manipur College (SEMCO), Kapaam in Chandel District today.
The programme was graced by Chairman of Governing Body of SEMCO; Kapaam village chief Roel Jindashing Moyon; Principal SEMCO Dr L Khiloni and Project Director of ABCDEOs Ujjawala Home as chief guest, functional president and guest of honour respectively.
At the event, Dr Kh Robindro District Nodal Officer (DNO) of District Mental Health Programme, Chandel said that factors such as depression, stress, anxiety and alcoholic addiction lead one to commit suicide.
Risk of committing suicide among youth who are experiencing stress/ depression is high and they should seek help, said Kh Robindro urging all to give proper attention and care to the persons suffering from such mental diseases.
The programme today also witnessed the attendance of teachers, non-teaching staff of SEMCO and students of the College.