There are many people grappling with personal challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. The need for emotional strength and support is critical in dealing with our personal & professional lives. The deadly and crippling pandemic is devastating lives, affecting every aspect of human life, be it social, emotional or economic. While each of us are forced to learn new stuff and adopt to new changes, we may be feeling the pressure, especially at an emotional level. Hiding these emotions behind a façade adds to the misery. What is stopping people from reaching out for help? Most people in our context are from a culture where we feel and believe that asking for help is a sign of weakness and shame. There is a need to recognize, understand, and transform this culture and taboo. The message should be that it is alright to seek help.
India is one of the “youngest nations” in the world with an average age of 29 years. There are advantages to this, but, equally, there are challenges too. The competition is intense and increasing and the pressure to perform is high. There needs to be a channel to manage stress. When there is a lack of coping mechanisms, people tend to manage their stress by getting into addictions and so on. Also, the distorted thinking caused by depression plays a large role in suicide making it difficult to imagine a solution to their suffering.
It can be intimidating to talk about suicide or ask people about what they’re going through, but this program will guide you to help someone who is suicidal. The knowledge and information that you would receive from this training program, coupled with your confidence and support can make a huge difference in someone’s life.
THE SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM
Through this program, we aim to help understand the importance of providing emotional support to any individual who is grappling with suicidal ideation and/or depression.
DETAILS OF THE PROGRAM
Dates: To be announced.
Time: 5 – 6pm
Duration: 60 Mins (Each Session)
Course Fee: Rs. 2000/- per participant (*taxes extra)
Certification: LifeWay Leadership Institute