National suicide hotline in India

National suicide hotline in India

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Tejaswini Balaji started this petition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Respected  Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi,

According to WHO data, the age standardized suicide rate in India is 16.4 per 100,000 for women (6th highest in the world) and 25.8 for men (ranking 22nd).

Yet we do not have a national suicide hotline.  In India most of the suicide hotlines don't work. If someone tries to call a suicide hotline usually they don't pick up or the number does not exist. Suicide is tragic and complicated issue but it is  preventable and one of the methods to prevent suicide is have a national suicide hotline in place. 

A helpline can provide free and confidential emotional support and it has the capacity to save lives of people going through a crisis. The right help at the right time can save a life.

Right now we are going through a crisis we are loosing so many precious lives in the hands of suicide.

It is my humble request to you sir to please start

1) monitoring and recording the suicides so we get to know the actual picture and statistics  

2)setup a free confidential national suicide hotline with efficient skilled counsellors and therapists so that we can save lives 

Suicide helpline can work wonders. It is the need of the hour. Please consider my humble request. Let's try to  start taking steps to save precious lives from suicide. 

 

 

 

 

 

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