Suicide in Indian Society is at an all time high and also in the limelight currently for all the wrong reasons. September is World Suicide Prevention Month and we at MHT India invited experts from the mental health community to impart knowledge around this stigmatized topic.
In this podcast, Ms. Keya Sampat joins us to talk about the stigma around suicide in Indian society and also how we as a society, can work towards suicide prevention.
We also discuss why there is stigma around deaths by suicide in Indian Society along with why there is a constant rise in the number of deaths by suicide. Ms. Keya Sampat, a practising psychologist, explains the difference between passive suicide ideation and active suicide ideation and also the link between mental health disorders and suicide.
Tune into this MHT India Podcast where we look at how we as a society, can become more sensitive towards mental illnesses, how the family members and friends help during difficult times and also what an individual having suicide ideation can do to take care of their own mental health.
How to help a person suffering with suicide ideation?
On the off chance, if an individual is communicating that they have suicidal thoughts or you see indications of possible suicidality, it’s critical to pay attention to it. Some of the time, a suicidal individual may request you to stay quiet about their circumstance. It can be really difficult to keep the secret or to help alone, so at that time you can take professional help.
Change can be moderate. Attempting to help somebody who is depressed and isn’t reacting to your efforts can be irritating and anxiety-provoking. It’s critical to deal with yourself and get uphold, as well. If you don’t deal with yourself, you may get angry, feel frustrated, or leave the individual alone, so at this point, it’s a smart idea to contact a mental health professional.
About Ms. Keya Sampat
Ms. Keya Sampat is a psychologist based out of Andheri, Mumbai. She is a licensed clinical hypnotherapist with more than 2 years of experience in this field. Along with hypnotherapy, Ms. Keya also helps individuals through anger management, stress management, counseling and psychotherapy.
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2 thoughts on “How Society views Suicide | Keya Sampat”
I thought your podcast was very good. However, when you mentioned the term “successful” suicide it struck a nerve with me. There is no such thing as a successful suicide. When a person kills themselves it’s a failure of everything in their lives. Their families, friends every other support system failed to respond to their cry for help. I prefer the term “completed”
Also, the term “failed suicide attempt” is another term I find upsetting. Just use the term “suicide attempt”. A person feels bad enough already. Do not add to their distress.
How do you spot / what are signs that someone is contemplating suicide