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TMH observes World Suicide Prevention Day

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Jamshedpur, Sept. 10: Department of Psychiatry, Tata Main Hospital, today organized a programme on suicide prevention with a view to create awareness among students. The programme was held at TMH auditorium. Ruchi Narendran was the chief guest on the occasion.

She emphasized the role of schools in handling bullying and how essential it was to create awareness on this issue. The programme was attended by school students, principals, teachers and various personnel from TMH. Among the other dignitaries present were Rajan Chaudhry, GM, medical services and senior doctors from TMH.

The programme comprised of screening of three best short films that were sent by various schools on the theme of failure. Following which, there was a panel discussion on ‘Bullying is real but no one talks about it.”

The panelist were Shantanu Dutta, V P Srivastava, Chief IT-Architecture & Tech Support, Tata Steel Ltd, Pragya Singh, Principal, DAV Public School, Bistupur, Dr Manoj Sahoo, Psychiatrist Tata Main Hospital and Swastika, Student from DAV public School.

Various aspects of suicide were discussed including questions as to how schools should manage and deal with this issue, role played by media, ‘cyber bullying’ and its prevention and psychological aspects of bullying and ways of coping with it.

The session was moderated by Dr S.K Agarwal, HOD Psychiatry, TMH. The programme concluded with prize distribution for essay competition, group discussion, short film competition and vote of thanks.

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