Together for Tomorrow—Suicide Awareness Month at CVV

Suicide is a major public health problem with far-reaching social, emotional and economic consequences. It is estimated that there are currently more than 700,000 suicides per year worldwide, and we know that each suicide profoundly affects many more people. Suicide can affect any one of us and has a devastating effect on the people around the victim. By creating awareness about suicide, we can prevent suicides to an extent. To reduce the menace of suicide, the International Association for Suicide Prevention in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO) has established 10 September as World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD). The aim is to bring attention to the issue, reduce stigma and raise awareness among organisations, governments, and the public, with the singular message that suicides are preventable.

CVV’s School of Philosophy Psychology and Scientific Heritage (PPSH) is committed to this social cause and is observing the month of September as suicide prevention awareness month. In this regard, the student council of PPSH in collaboration with Mythri, an NGO actively working on Suicide prevention is organising an awareness session on 27 September 2023 at CVV’s Warriam Road facility.