Mathews Journal of Psychiatry & Mental Health


Previous Issues Volume 2, Issue 1 - 2017

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Need For Suicide Prevention Program for Students

Kirti Matliwala*

Associate Professor Department of Education, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat

Corresponding Author: Kirti Matliwala, Associate Professor Department of Education, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, Tel: +91 (0261) 2227141;  E-Mail: [email protected]
Received Date: 07 Mar 2017   
Accepted Date: 14 Mar 2017   
Published Date: 16 Mar 2017   

Copyright © 2017 Matliwala K

Citation: Matliwala K. (2017). Need For Suicide Prevention Program for Students. Mathews J Psychiatry Ment Health. 2(1): 012.


Life becomes more challenging so we have to develop more strength to deal with the ever changing situation. College students have their career dreams during their study time and their emotional attachment is also going on. They have to be balanced but anyhow they cannot cope up with the situation and try to attempt suicide. Psychological Guidance and Counseling Center, VNSGU had arranged suicide prevention program for postgraduate students. It is 3-hour time duration program, which covers depression symptoms, its causes, stress and its result, suicide and its signals. The main objective of the study was to know about the effectiveness of suicide prevention program on postgraduate students. Tools were a personal interview and group discussion and data analysis were done by qualitative analysis. The student said that rather than giving a lecture, the skit was a better method to convey the message more effectively. They said the whole program was helpful for them to understand the value of one's life. Some topics suggested by students for furthermore programs are women empowerment, positive thoughts, self-confidence, successful person's autobiography, cybercrime, self-esteem, reading habit, self-motivation.

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