World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10 every year. This day is observed to spread awareness and promote the global commitment to prevent suicide. According to the World Health Organization, every 40 seconds, someone ends their life and that accounts for more than 800,000 individuals per year worldwide.
What are the early signs of a suicidal person?
The early signs that you can notice in a suicidal person are as follows:
Sudden calmness after feeling sad or depressed. In this, a person calm themselves and stop expressing their emotions, they also pretend to be all fine because they have decided to end their life.
Withdrawal and isolation
When a person starts isolating and starts withdrawing from all the social activities, this is a sign of depression and it is known as one of the leading causes of suicide. You can identify this sign as a person says no to activities that they enjoy earlier.
Self-harm and dangerous behaviour
A person starts to try self-harm and dangerous things as they stop valuing their life. They start engaging in unprotected sex, rash driving, starts drinking alone and excessive use of drugs.
Some recent trauma
If a person recently lost their job or loved ones, then they might have mixed feelings and they start thinking of killing themselves.
Talking about suicide
Even if someone jokingly says that they don’t want to live anymore or they have the urge to kill themselves, it should be taken seriously as this is an outright threat.
However, if you are feeling suicidal or having thought of killing yourself, you should know that those who go don’t feel the pain, it is just the people who stay behind that suffer. Also, there are non-judgemental helplines that you can contact as they will help you to fight through this. All these helplines are non-judgemental and non-critical, they just listen to you. Apart from this, this caller’s identity is never revealed and none of the calls is shared.
Here’s a list of helpline numbers that you can contact:
+91 011 65978181
Daily: 2pm to 6pm
Fortis Stress Helpline:
COOJ Mental Health Foundation:
+91 8322252525, +91 98225 62522
Weekdays: 3pm to 7pm
Jammu and Kashmir
1800 180 7020
Sunday to Thursday: 10am to 5pm
Daily: 10am to 5pm
Thanal Suicide Prevention centre
+91 0495 2760000
Daily: 10am to 6pm
+91 484 2540530
Daily: 10am to 7pm
+91 0484 2448830
Daily: 10am to 6pm
+91 480 2820091
+91 0471 2533900
Monday to Saturday: 1pm to 5pm
+91 9630899002, +91 7389366696
1253, +91 0761-2626622
Jeevan Aadhar- Adolescent Helpline
Daily: 9am to 5pm (Except National Holidays)
Hitguj help number
+91 022 24131212
Nagpur Suicide Prevention Helpline
1800 843 4353 (Toll-Free)/9922001122
Daily: 12 PM to 8 PM
1860 266 2345, 1800 233 3330
Tata Institute of Social Sciences icall
Monday to Saturday: 8 AM to 10 PM
The Samaritans Mumbai
+91 84229 84528 / +91 84229 84529 / +91 84229 84530
Daily: 3 PM to 9 PM
+91 022 25385447
Monday to Saturday: 9am to 9pm and Sunday: 9am to 1pm
Shushrusha Counseling, Guidance and Training Institute
+91 9422627571, +91 8275038382
+91 0413 2339999
Daily: 2pm to 8pm
Medical Consultation – Health
Medical Advice and Helpline
Hope Helpline for Students
+91 0744 2333666 , +91 0744 2414141
Suicide Prevention Helpline
Sneha India foundation
+91 044-24640050 | 24 Hours | Monday to Sunday
+91 044-24640060 | 08:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Monday to Sunday
Jeevan Suicide Prevention Hotline
+91 044 2656 4444
+91 40 6620 2000, +91 40 6620 2001
Monday to Saturday: 11am to 9pm
Sevakendram-Health Information Helpline
+91 040 27755506, +91 040 27755505
Makro Foundation – Suicide Prevention Helpdesk
+91 040 46004600
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
+91 033 24637401, +91 033 24637432
Monday to Sunday: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
+91 98364 01234, +91 033 2286 5603
Monday to Friday: 6 pm and 10 pm
+91 172 2735436, +91 172 2735446
Monday to Saturday: 8am to 7pm
Arogya Seva: Health Care and Health Counseling Center
Anant Chaturdashi 2023: 2450 idols immersed by 3pm across Mumbai during Ganesh festival
The festival started with Ganesh Chaturthi on September 19 and concluded on the Anant Chaturdashi on Thursday. Mumbai’s Lalbaug area is famous for celebrating the festival with much grandeur.
During the drum beats and chants of Ganpati Bappa Morya various Ganesh Mandals in Mumbai on Thursday started the process of immersion of the Ganesh idols, concluding the 10 day Ganesh festival. According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official by 3pm a total of 2452 idols had been immersed, which included 25 of Goddess Gauri, 116 public idols and 2311 household ones.
He said 919 of the 2452 idols were immersed in artificial ponds set up by the civic body. The 919 idols consisted of 12 of goddess Gauri, nine public idols and 898 household idols. Huge crowd of devotees gathered at various places in the city to catch a glimpse of their favourite diety. Decked up idols of Lord Ganesh in various forms and sizes were taken out of Pandals for their final journey accompanies by prayers, dance and music.
The festival started with Ganesh Chaturthi on September 19 and concluded on the Anant Chaturdashi on Thursday. Mumbai’s Lalbaug area is famous for celebrating the festival with much grandeur. The procession of the idols Ganesh Gully and Tejukaya mandals started with the chants of Pudhchya Varshi Lavkar Ya and Ganpati Bappa Morya.
The Lal Baugcha Raja idol that attracts maximum number of devotees started at around 11.30 am. A large number of people were waiting on sides of the road for the final darshan of the idol. Thousands of devotees gathered on the streets of Lalbaug to bid farewell to their favourite diety and witness the vibrant procession of people with the sprinkling of gulal, dance and music.
There was a large gathering of devotees at Lalbaug’s Shroff building to witness the showering of flowers on the Ganesh idols. A large crowd was seen gathered near the main road which lead to Girgaon in South Mumbai.
World Tourism Day 2023: History, significance, quotes to share on World Tourism Day
The theme for World Tourism Day 2023 is green investment and Tourism. It throws light on the need for sustainable and development goals, the UN roadmap for a better world by 2030.
World Tourism Day is celebrated every year on September 27 to promote tourism all over the world. The UN World Tourism Organisation celebrates the power of tourism to bridge the gap between cultures. The UNWTO announced the World Tourism Day in 1979. But officially it has been celebrated since 1980.
Different nations across the world promote tourism so that people rediscover and explore adventure, places, culture, heritage, luxury and history. The theme for World Tourism Day 2023 is green investment and Tourism. It throws light on the need for sustainable and development goals, the UN roadmap for a better world by 2030.
According to the UNWTO website the tourism sector was disrupted by COVID-19 which provided with an opportunity to recalibirate and redefine the direction and narratives of tourism investments which would help in a more sustainable future for prosperity, planet and the people.
Saudi Arabia is the chair of the UNWTO Executive Council. Industry leaders and 500 government officials from 120 countries will gather in Riyadh on September 27 and 28. The tourism helps in environmental conservation, safeguards cultural heritage, builds bridges and fosters mutual understanding. It also promotes innovation and digitalization.
According to the UNWTO website the global tourism workforce will require millions of hospitality graduates between now and the year 2030. 800,000 jobs a year will require specific vocational training. As a result there is a need to invest in people. As they are the foundation of tourism same opportunities to access quality tourism training should be accessible to all those who wish to be part of the tourism sector.
The World Tourism day marks an important day for the world to celebrate the success of the world tourism sector. Some of the World Tourism quotes Life is short and the world is wide. One’s destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things.
International Day of Peace 2023: All you need to know about date, history, significance, celebration of World Peace Day
The international Day of peace is associated the olive branch and dove symbols. The olive branch has been a traditional symbol of peace going back to ancient times. The dove represents peace and freedom
The International Day of Peace is celebrated all over the world on September 21. International Day of Peace is celebrated by United Nations to promote peace while stopping violence and conflicts worldwide each year. A theme is selected by United Nations that focuses on specific topics of conflict resolution and peace building.
The international Day of peace is associated the olive branch and dove symbols. The olive branch has been a traditional symbol of peace going back to ancient times. The dove represents peace and freedom. Resolution 36/67 was passed by the General assembly on September 30, 1981. The resolution called for stopping of all hostilities and global ceasefire on the day.
Hence the third Tuesday of September each year is celebrated as the International Day of Peace. The first international Day of peace was celebrated on September 21, 1982. The day marks a significant step towards raising awareness and promoting peace all over the world.
The official date was declared as September 21 in 2001. The aim of International Day of Peace aims to remind the UN’s commitment to conflict resolution and peace. The day encourages nations, communities, individuals and nations to work towards a just and peaceful world. It is an important day for promoting cooperation and understanding and promoting dialogue among countries and the people.
The United Nations believes true peace encompasses not just the absence of violence but undertakes the task of building up societies where all members feel they can flourish. It seeks to build a world where everyone is treated equally regardless of the day and their race which provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace and contributing to build a culture of peace. The United Nations Peace Bell was inaugurated at the UN Headquarters in New York City.