Why do you need Mental Health ...

Every day we learn of suicide and individuals engaging in mass murder. Most of these individuals actually suffer from mental illness. From the youngest to the oldest all are at risk when it comes to mental illness. So what do we do in times like this? We provide Mental Health First Aid. Mental Health First […]

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When does Psychological First ...

  The world is going through a crisis. From disasters, wars, terrorist attacks, traumatic events, ongoing discrimination towards sections of society, criminal activities etc. causes a large number of victims and affected family members of such victims undergo a major psychological breakdown. At times like this Psychological First Aid helps to prevent their health from […]

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Mental Health First Aid

In a first aid an injured person is given essential help until a professional medical treatment is given. The main aim of a first aid is to save life, prevent any kind of further harm, promote recovery and provide comfort. Mental health first aid (MHFA) does the same for individual developing mental health problems. Mental […]

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What are the other medical pro...

Dementia refers to a loss of mental function which compromises a person’s cognitive thinking. It results in declining memory and linguistic skill as well as behavioural changes. It is a progressive disease caused by brain damage. This means that the symptoms and effects will progressively worsen over time. The effects can range from physical or […]

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Say No to Cocaine in all forms...

We live in a world where taking cocaine is trendier than fashion. Its availability and use is not limited to a certain class of the society or an age group. The ‘Happening’ drug is easily available at the hidden corner of the street nearby. Whether it is to boost self-esteem or just succumbing to peer-pressure, […]

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What can I do if I know someone who is suicidal?


Atleast 8 lakh people die of suicide every year around the world. While that many die, there are 20 times more people who have attempted for suicide. On World Suicide Prevention Day 2015, here are a few things you can do if you know someone eliciting suicidal symptoms

  • Be aware of the risk factors, the warning signs and where to get help
  • Be direct and talk to them openly and matter-of-factly about suicide and your concern about their well-being
  • Be willing to listen and allow them to express their feelings
  • Be non-judgmental and avoid raising debate whether suicide is right or wrong or good or bad
  • Be available and show support and care
  • Do not dare him/ her to engage in suicidal behaviors
  • Do not act shocked
  • Do not ask why
  • Do not be sworn to secrecy
  • Offer hope that alternatives are available
  • Take action and remove any means of self-harm accessible to them such as pills, rope or drugs
  • Get help from others with more experience or expertise
  • Be actively involved in encouraging the person to see a mental health professional as soon as possible


For any psychiatric emergencies, call +91-9741476476 or visit www.cadabamshospitals.com or www.cadabams.org