World Suicide Prevention Day
Jamshedpur: City-based suicide prevention centre Jeevan will observe World Suicide Prevention Day tomorrow September 10 at Kerala Samajam Model School, Sakchi from 0930 hrs. to 1200 hrs. Dr. M Tamil Vanan, IPS SP (City) Jamshedpur will be chief guest.
On the occasion Vijayam kartha, Director KPS Trust will be delivering the Keynote address on the “Relevance of Empowering Educational institutions to Manage Stress Among Students” . KSMS will also be organising a debate on “Who is Responsible for the High Level of Stress Among Students?” in which students, teachers and parents from KSMS will be participating.
Dr Mahabir Ram, Director and Ronald D’costa, chairman, Jeevan said that the need of the hour is to create a stress free environment for the students to learn and grow. Simultaneously the teachers and parents are also required to be empowered through training so that they are able to recognize the signals being sent by the students in stress and take appropriate follow up actions to help them to recover.
D’costa said that Jeevan will focus on conducting training for trainers programme for the teachers and counselors from educational institutions. The first training programme for the teachers and counselors is scheduled to be held in October 2011.
Jeevan will provide all help in the form of identifying resource persons and counselors. Create a panel of Psychiatrists to help Educational institutions with the third level of stress management. Create a platform for all Principals/ Representatives working in the field of Stress Management to share their success stories and best practices for the benefit of others and also to express their concerns with the main objective of seeking a solution.
Jeevan is also interacting with the Principals of a number of educational institutions to moot the above mentioned proposal and to motivate them on the idea of creating a set up within their educational institutions for managing the stress among the students. Some of the activities suggested for the educational institutions are:
“Creating awareness among students and teachers on what is stress, why stress, what will happen if not controlled, and how to identify and deal with a stressed person. Most of the educational institutions in Jamshedpur are coming forward to organise an awareness campaign for their students, teachers and parents,” said D’costa.