The month of September is celebrated as world suicide prevention awareness month. Mental health professionals all over the world try and join hands to spread awareness regarding the construct of Suicide. MHT India in collaboration with Mr. Harish Bhuvan, has made an effort to reach out to people regarding the same.
Suicide, as per the dictionary meaning is an act by an individual that ends his/her life. A suicide survivor is an individual who has had suicidal ideation and has acted towards ending his/her life but not been successful in the same. Having said that, it is believed that suicide is actually not an act to end the existence but to actually end the suffering or pain an individual is going through.
A suicide survivor is someone who could not see any other way to end his pain but indulge in an act of self-harm with an intention that doing so will end the existence and hence the pain. When such an individual fails to end his/her pain, they are usually helped by their social support system and referred to a mental health professional to seek therapy.
What to expect in this podcast?
In this podcast with Mr. Harish Bhuvan, who is a mental health professional himself, we understand what words are exchanged between a suicide survivor and a mental health professional. He talks about how a therapy session is with a suicide survivor, what goes in the mind of a suicide survivor and how this conversation affects the mental health professional himself/herself. He also helps us understand why therapy is important in order to proceed towards suicide prevention and how an individual’s support system can aid in building the gap between a mental health professional and a suicide survivor.
About Mr. Harish Bhuvan; A Mental Health Professional
Mr. Harish Bhuvan is a counseling psychologist and he founded compassionate clowning to perform therapeutic clowning for terminally ill patients in hospitals. He began from Bangalore and now makes people laugh to heal all over the country.
He is in this field for 6 years and has conversed with a diverse population including those having suicide ideation. He propagates the construct of love, kindness and compassion believing that a blend of all three can possibly heal every problem and create a better place for living.
MHT Podcast is an online audio based platform, by Mental Health Today, devoted to sharing information and awareness on mental health-related issues. MHT Podcast has a variety of series such as MHT Podcast | Therapy for Thoughts, MHT Podcast | Autism Support, MHT Podcast | Survivor Series, MHT Podcast | Bibliotherapy, MHT Podcast | Media Reviews, MHT Podcast | Psychology 101 and more. These different series reflects a new and more diverse perspective of mental health in our society and also at an individual level.
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