Helpie - A Suicide Gatekeeper Training Programme

Date: September 4, 2014
'Helpie, a suicide gatekeeper training programme' was conducted by power of public health which is a unit of Augmenta health(P) Ltd on the occasion of world suicide prevention day which is observed on September 10th psychiatrist from Augmenta health and Dr. Sharmita Krishnamurthy, head of public health division from Augmenta health were the key note speakers of the programme. The resource persons spoke on how to understand and identify a person who has suicidal tendencies and trained us on how to deal and help people who are prone to suicide.

The workshop gave detailed explanations on how to handle a person who has previously tried committing suicide and how to counsel them about life and help them progress in life. The students were given cases to understand the causes and effects of pre and parasuicide. Dr. Sharmita also spoke about the small details one must look into when one has chances of committing suicide or might be prone to suicidal tendencies.

The programme gave a broad insight on the key aspects of how to become a helpie and how to bring about a change in the society. The students were highly motivated and pledged to be good helpies and pledged to save as many as lives. The students were awarded certificate of appreciation at the end of the programme of every year. Dr. Mohan Sunil Kumar, director and

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