In observance of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, the Department of Psychology, St. Teresa’s College (Autonomous), Ernakulam organized a seminar on the topic ‘World Suicide prevention day 2022- Creating Hope through Action” on 14th September 2022, in the Seminar Hall, Arts Block from 9.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.
The resource person for the talk was Ms. Aneeta Mary Nicholas, Clinical Psychologist, Renai Medcity Ernakulam. She worked with premier hospitals in Kerala for about 18 years. Her training and experience in managing Mental Health issues range from children to senior citizens. The seminar was attended by undergraduate and postgraduate students of Psychology along with the faculty of the Psychology Department.
Ms. Aneeta Mary Nicholas gave insights into the theoretical and cultural background of suicides and types of suicides. She also discussed some of the myths related to suicides and the methods to prevent suicides. She discussed her personal experiences related to different cases that she dealt with in terms of suicides and suicide prevention.
The program helped educate and create awareness among students about the psychology of suicide and the methods of suicide prevention.