Jamshedpur, July 24: City-based suicide prevention centre ‘Jeevan’, is all set to give tips to children on ways to deal with the situation. In association with Inner Wheel Club of Jamshedpur West and Rotary Club Jamshedpur West , Jeevan is all set to organise a webinar on July 25 for students of class 10 to class 12 of various schools of Jamshedpur.
“The pandemic has created havoc worldwide. Almost everyone is affected by it in one way or another. It is a difficult period especially for the students of class 10 to class 12 as the whole system of education, which they were used to, has changed. They’re faced with a new syllabus, changed methods of teaching, testing, even communicating, which has now become virtual. This has created a lot of confusion and stress among them, as they head towards an uncertain future. The things they considered as normal earlier, are no longer the same. Many restrictions have come up which require a lifestyle change,” said Mahavir Ram, founder, Jeevan.
He said that in order to address this issue and to guide the students on ‘How to handle stress raised due to uncertainty of their future’, Jeevan is organising a session for them on the virtual platform Zoom from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
The resource person for this session will be Sanjay Kumar Mallick, Psychologist, CBSE Resource Person and Principal SNSVM Ghatsila.
Jeevan is working towards suicide prevention in and around Jamshedpur for the last 14 years and keeps organising workshops on mental health issues from time to time. This is the first one to be conducted virtually.
Meanwhile, amidst ongoing lockdown in view of corona virus, about 10 people are getting emotional support and physical help from volunteers of Jamshedpur-based suicide prevention centre ‘Jeevan’. A communiqué issued by the centre said that every day as against the yearly average of two callers per day the centre is receiving 10 calls. Several people sought help on mental health problem like depression, stress and suicide feelings others physical help like medical, grocery, food,, doctor. Four persons stranded outside due to lockdown were also helped. Jeevan has issued helpline numbers for people in distress and need. People can contact 929 7777 500, 929 7777 499 and 9955 377500, 9955 435 500 from 10 am to 7 pm, every day.