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World Suicide Prevention Day observed in Thoubal

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Sept 20:

District Mental Health Program District Health Society, National Health Mission Thoubal today organised “World Suicide Prevention Day” at Community Health Center Heirok.
A.Subhash Singh, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Thoubal was the Chief Guest of the function. Speaking at the function, Deputy Commissioner said that nowadays children and adolescents are burdened with immense pressure from their parents. One must avoid putting pressure to their children as it leads to depression and other mental problems. It adversely affects the personality of the child when they grow up and reach adulthood. He further said that earlier children used to play in the open playground which was an opportunity to mingle with friends and people in the neighborhood. However due to urbanization such outdoor activities is now slowly fading away. He appealed to the parents and guardians to actively socialize their children for them to mingle with friends , relatives and other elders for personality development of the child.
Speaking at the function CMO Thoubal Dr.Y.Nokul said Suicide is becoming a big health problem in the state. He said cases of suicide attempt is very high. In order to avoid such cases various programs of mental Health is being organised. He appealed to the youth and parents to reach out and take the help of medical professionals.
It may be mentioned that World Suicide Prevention Day is observed every year on 10th September. The theme of this year’s observation is “Creating Hope through Action “.
The program was attended by Dr.Aarti Sougaijam MO in charge CHC Heirok and Th.Nimai Principal Heirok Higher Secondary School.

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