Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Makro Foundation Suicide Prevention Helpline completes 3 yrs.


Mr. Sahendra aged 28 years has been suffering from restlessness, unable to concentrate in work for last 6 months. He had been in a relationship with a girl but 6 month before he broke up. Since then he did not know how to cope with it and got addicted to smoking, drinking. He has been bunking his work for quite some time. In a week he has not been reporting to work for more than 2-3 days as a result he has been served a warning notice. He saw the add in Sakshi news paper and called us..
Ahmed has been suffering from continuous headache for over a month, feeling stressed, depressed thinking about his future as he was getting rejected interviews after Interviews… He labeled himself as Failure and thoughts of what is the use of this life.. It’s better to die feelings ..He had attended a Suicide Prevention Awareness Program in Ranga Reddy District and called the helpline 040-46004600 for help.
Abhigal a 24  years Engineering graduate  from Nasik worte saying that he is not able to get back to his regular routine and regime how much he was trying for last 1 year. He had a failed marriage and the burden of failure of relationship is killing him from within. He has lost complete touch with reality and has been living in the world of unreality since last 1 year feeling very depressed most of the time; mind has thoughts which are all negative in nature and not able to cope with daily life skills approached us through Live Chat. He came to know about our service while he was surfing the Internet.
Rewathi aged 35 years was known as a strong person, always willing to help others. But after sudden death of her husband she had a breakdown, her family/friends didn’t know she was the one who needed help. She was not eating anything and  wasn’t sleeping. She was shaking and suffering huge anxiety, but didn’t know that she was ill. Her family took her to the doctor who gave anti depressant pills but did not say what the issue was. Once her elder son got the flyer in bus stop and saw the same symptoms in his mother and they sought help at our helpdesk..
Makro Foundation has brought a change in the lives of people like Rewathi, Abhigal, Shahendra  Ahmed  by reaching out to them, listening to them, understanding their needs, intervening through  counseling, therapies and wholistic mental health development program. They are able to lead a normal life now..
Makro Foundation since last 3 years has been intervening for people suffering or affected from Depression or struggling to deal with the emotional turmoil inside them. Till now Makro Foundation has been able to make a difference in the lives of over 3000 people affected with Depression or Emotional issues.

Mental health and Hygiene is equally important as physical health and hygiene. Let us shred the inhibition that Mental Illness is not curable and come forward talk about it, deal with it and live a healthy life by seeking help.

Friday, November 23, 2012

HIV and Stress Management

Ridhyut  called our  Helpline to share that his sister had tested HIV positive. Her husband had died of AIDS recently and she came to live with his family. He expressed his fear about the degree of risk and enquired what precautions he must take to protect his family. He also wanted to know about medication she should use. His neighbors had already started to ostracize his family and he felt extremely stressed and depressed.

Response: The counselor explained the modes of transmission of HIV/AIDS to Ridhyut. He was also made aware that the virus is not an air borne disease, and that it does not spread by eating together, living together, or through spit, sneeze and/or the use of common toilets, etc.

The precautions to be taken and management of HIV/AIDS was explained. Since the client’s sister was not under the treatment of a doctor, he was advised to consult a doctor and ensure that she get treated for any opportunistic infections. The importance of both physiological and psychological management was explained. Calls to center was encouraged whenever the need to talk to a counselor or felt lonely and depressed was felt. The client was also referred to the district ICTC center for direct counseling as he was from Karimnagar.


Sriveni, a 38-year-old widow, had an illicit relationship with her brother-in-law. The brother in law remained  consistently ill. One day he left the house  leaving behind a note that said he was leaving the house because of his illness and would return only after he was well. After a while, Sriveni  fell ill and went to the hospital for a checkup. She tested positive for HIV. She was very depressed and had suicidal thoughts so when she called was asked to  drop in at the call center for direct counseling.

Response: A depressed Sriveni  was counseled. Counseling was as she was very depressed. She was provided with complete information about HIV/AIDS. It was also informed that with proper management of HIV/AIDS people could live for more number of years. She also wanted treatment for opportunistic infection. She followed the counselor’s advice, underwent clinical counseling and sessions and underwent the treatment. She is coping well and there are no suicidal tendencies.


Dealing with these cases above brought a thought to my mind to pen down HIV/AIDS and Stress as we are nearing world HIV/AIDS Day on 1st December 2012.

When a person is diagnosed with HIV it is not only the physical issues  but the person has to deal with   the emotional and mental issues.
People with HIV infected are under immense stress.-the emotional stress of living with a terminal illness, social stress of friends and families reactions to the illness, ongoing stress of constant medical tests and screenings, stigma and discrimination are some of the stressors.

Stress has a number of negative effects, but the worst is that it weakens the immune system. The negative mental state such as denial, anger, fear, anxiety depression, makes it difficult enough for someone with HIV to cope with.  This impact on mental health can make it nearly impossible to find enjoyment or pleasure in life.

Most people are thunder struck, aghast, when they learn that they have been infected with HIV. Some people feel overwhelmed by the changes that they will need to make in their lives. It is normal to have strong reactions when you find out you are HIV positive, including feelings such as fear, anger, and a sense of being overwhelmed. Often people feel helpless, sad, and anxious about the illness.
Reactions…:

Denial: People after finding out about HIV positive status often deal with the news by denying that it is true. You may believe that the HIV test was not accurate or that there was a mix-up with the result,  this is a natural and normal first reaction. However even after several confirmatory test if result is true positive then also if the person is not accepting the result then he is in a state of denial and if the state of denial  gets prolonged it’ s important to see a counselor or therapist
Anger: Anger is another common and natural feeling related to being diagnosed with HIV. Many people are upset about how they got the virus or angry that they didn't know they had the virus or how could they get the virus.
Stress: Stress is a state of affair involving demand on physical or mental energy. A condition or circumstance (not always adverse), which can disturb the normal physiological and psychological functioning of an individual. In HIVaffected people stress weakens the immune system which can lead to various other complications
Sadness or depression: A natural reaction after knowing the HIV positive status is to feel sad, worried, develop fear, anxiety. If, over time, you find that the sadness doesn't go away or is getting worse, talk with your doctor, counselor or therapist or someone else you trust. You may be depressed.
Now what to do?
No matter what you are feeling, you have a right to feel that way. There is no "wrong" or "right" feelings, Feelings come and go. You have choices about how you respond to your feelings.
It is important that you talk out your feelings with your doctor, a therapist, or someone you trust. It is important to do this so that you can begin to receive the care and support you need.
Try to get some exercise-- When you are nervous, angry, or upset try exercise or some other kind of physical activity, like gardening, walking, yoga, meditation or join a support group if you know of one otherwise ask your doctor or counsellor--to relieve some of the negative emotions you may be experiencing.
Another key to dealing with stress is learning the value of self-care. Be sure you get enough rest and eat well. You may consider taking time to exercise, get a massage, or talk with friends too selfish. But if you become overwhelmed by stress, then you will burn out mentally, physically, or emotionally. Try to find a balance between giving and receiving help. If you are irritable from lack of sleep or if you are not eating right, you will have less energy to deal with stressful situations. If stress keeps you from sleeping, you should ask your doctor for help.
Bring it out. A good cry can bring relief to your anxiety, and prevent a headache or other physical problem. Also you can release your stress by taking some deep breaths.



Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Know about Depression-Protect your dear ones from Depression


 
 
 
 
 
Today October 10th, 2012 is World Mental Health Day. This year WHO has declared the theme for the day as "Depression a Global Crises" hence Makro Foundation is raising an awareness about depression being treatable.

Depression is an emotional state marked by great sadness, apprehension, feelings of worthlessness and guilt, withdrawal from others, loss of sleep, appetite and sexual desire, or loss of interest. Talking  may also be chore, and many individuals prefer to sit alone and remain silent. They may speak slowly, after long pauses, using few words and a low voice. Others are agitated and can’t sit still. When con-fronted with a problem, no ideas for its solution occur to them.

Causes/Risk Factors

  • Loneliness
  • Lack of social support
  • Recent stressful life experiences
  • Family history of depression
  • Marital or relationship problems
  • Financial strain
  • Early childhood trauma or abuse
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Unemployment or under employment
  • Health problems or chronic pain

Symptoms
  • Persistent sad, anxious or "empty" feelings
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness and/or
  • Helplessness Irritability, restlessness
  • Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once Pleasurable or enjoyed.
  • Fatigue and decreased energy
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering details and making decisions
  • Insomnia, early–morning wakefulness, or
  • excessive sleeping
  • Overeating, or appetite loss
  • Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts
  • Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment
  • Decline in personal hygiene or concern about appearance.
Treatment

Depression varies from person to person, but there are some common signs and symptoms. Understanding the underlying cause of r depression may help  overcome the problem.
It’s important to remember that symptoms can be part of life’s normal lows, but important factor is how long they’ve lasted. When these symptoms are overwhelming and  disabling, that's when it's time to seek help. Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months or even longer. Appropriate treatment, however, can help over 80% of those who suffer from depression is the good news.

If you know someone has symptoms of depression TAKE ACTION.

Talk things over with a friend, family member or a confidant.
Reduce or eliminate the use of alcohol or drugs.
Exercise or engage in some form of physical activity, Practicing relaxation techniques
Eat a proper, well-balanced diet.
Don’t expect too much of yourself.
Take a break
Make healthy lifestyle changes:
Avoid extra stress and big changes
Go to the counseling center and talk to a counselor.
Seek Help from Mental Health Professional: If  positive lifestyle changes and support from family and friends aren’t enough, then  seek help from a mental health professional
FOR SEEKING   PSYCHOLOGICAL OR COUNSELLING SERVICES FREE OF COST:

CALL US AT 040 - 4600 4600 between 10:00 am-7:00 pm Monday- Friday
Write to us at: info@makrofoundation.org 



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

Fact Sheet On Suicide Prevention



Happy Independence Day 2012


               Makro Foundation wishes one and all a Happy Independence Day 2012.

31 States,
1618 Languages,
6400 Castes,
6 Religion,
6 Ethnic Groups,
29 Major festivals
1 Country!
Be Proud to be an Indian!..
Happy Independence Day………

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Today we come together,
Be the cause for the unity,
Make it Beautiful day another..
Fight against corruption,
Spurl the flag of On NATION
Happy Independence Day!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A-Z------Tips of Stress Mgt

A.      Always take time for yourself, at least 30 minutes per day.
B.      B-Be aware of your own stress meter: Know when to step back and cool down.
C.      C-Concentrate on controlling your own situation, without controlling everybody else.
D.      D-Daily exercise will burn off the stress chemicals.
E.       E- Eat lots of fresh fruit, veggies, bread and water, give your body the best for it to perform at its best.
F.        Forgive others, don't hold grudges and be tolerant -- not everyone is as capable as you..
G.     Gain perspective on things, how important is the issue
H.      Hugs, kisses and laughter: Have fun and don't be afraid to share your feelings with others.
I.        Identify stressors and plan to deal with them better next time..
J.        Judge your own performance realistically; don't set goals out of your own reach.
K.      Keep a positive attitude, your outlook will influence outcomes and the way others treat you.
L.       Limit alcohol, drugs and other stimulants, they affect your perception and behaviour...
M.    Manage money well, seek advice and save at least 10 per cent of what you earn.
N.     No is a word you need to learn to use without feeling guilty.
O.     Outdoor activities by yourself, or with friends and family, can be a great way to relax....
P.      Play your favourite music rather than watching television.
Q.     Quit smoking: It is stressing your body daily, not to mention killing you too.
R.      Relationships: Nurture and enjoy them, learn to listen more and talk less.....
S.       Sleep well, with a firm mattress and a supportive pillow; don't overheat yourself and allow plenty of ventilation.
T.       Treat yourself once a week with a massage, dinner out, the movies: Moderation is the key.
U.     Understand things from the other person's point of view......
V.      Verify information from the source before exploding.
W.    Worry less, it really does not get things completed better or quicker.
X.      Xpress: Make a regular retreat to your favourite space, make holidays part of your yearly plan and budget.......
Y.       Yearly goal setting: Plan what you want to achieve based on your priorities in your career, relationships, etc.
Z.       Zest for life: Each day is a gift, smile and be thankful that you are a part of the bigger picture........
 MAFO likes this and hopes this will help in STRESS MANAGEMENT 

Courtesy: vkaisthaaseem

Positive Thought

An holy man was discussing with God and said: God, I want to know the difference between heaven and hell. Straigh away God took the holy man to a couple of doors. He opened the first one and the holy man looked inside. In the middle of the room was a big round table. On the centre of the table was a big pot and in the pot was a stew that smelled really good. People sitting around the table were skinny and weak. It seem as they were starving. They all had spoons in their hands that had long handles but their hands were tied to their chairs. They were able to get the food out of the pot with the spoon but since the handles were longer than their arms they were unable to get the food into their mouth.
The holy man was surprised by the misery and suffer he saw. God said: now you have seen hell.
Then they went to the second door and God opened it. The holy man looked inside and saw the excactly the same image as he saw in the other room. The big round table with the pot of stew in the centre. The people had the same spoones with the long handle. The difference was that these people were well fed, cheerful, healthy and spoke to each other.
I don`t understand this, the holy man said.
It`s simple, said God.
But it takes one talent. Like you see, these people have learned to feed each other with the long spoons, while the greedy people only think of them selves.
Lets share the spoon! – If you like this articles feel free to share it every where you want – Thank you

Monday, July 16, 2012

Forget the Past and move on....



A wise man once sat in the audience & cracked a joke. All laughed like crazy. After a moment he cracked the same joke again and a little less people laughed this time. He cracked the same joke again & again, When there was no laughter in the crowd, he smiled and said "When u can't laugh at the same joke again & again, then why do u keep crying over the same thing over and over again?'

Forget the past & move on..

Mom and Son

A woman came home from work late, tired and irritated,
to find her 5-year old son waiting for her at the door.

SON: 'Mummy, may I ask you a question?'

MUM: 'Yeah sure, what it is?' replied the woman.

SON: 'Mummy, how much do you make an hour?'

MUM: 'That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?' the woman said angrily.
SON: 'I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?'

MUM: 'If you must know, I make R 50 an hour.'

SON: 'Oh,' the little boy replied, with his head down.

SON: 'Mummy, may I please borrow R25?'

The mother was furious, 'If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I don't work hard everyday for such childish frivolities.'

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door..

The woman sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

After about an hour or so, the woman had calmed down , and started to think:

Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that R25.00 and she really didn't ask for money very often.The woman went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.

'Are you asleep, son?' She asked.

'No Mummy, I'm awake,' replied the boy.

'I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier' said the woman. 'It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the R25 you asked for.'

The little boy sat straight up, smiling. 'Oh, thank you Mummy!' he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.

The woman saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.

The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his mother.

'Why do you want more money if you already have some?' the mother grumbled.

'Because I didn't have enough, but now I do,' the little boy replied.

'Mummy, I have R50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.' 


The mother was crushed. She put his arms around her little son, and she begged for his forgiveness. 


It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. Do remember to share that R50 worth of your time with someone you love. 
If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily 
replace us in a  matter of hours. But the family friends we leave behind  will feel the loss  for the rest of their lives. 









Thursday, July 5, 2012

Drunkards turn to lizards for a high!

TOI-July 5,2012
AHMEDABAD: Mahesh and Devang, 25, are fast friends. Among other interests, they share a strong liking for intoxicants and highs. A huge chunk of their earnings as factory workers went for alcohol. But, recently, when they ran out of money, they turned to a different kind of intoxicant - one that crawls on our walls: lizards.

The strange addiction of Mahesh and Devang came to light in an even queer manner. Tired of trying to make ends' meet, the duo recently got enrolled in a de-addiction centre in the city - Gujarat Kelavni Trust- and told a strange tale - before joining the de-addiction centre they had hit on this unique way to get a high. Each night they would pluck lizards from walls and eat them for a high. However, after getting enrolled in the centre, they could not follow this routine and this was causing mood swings and sometimes even violent temper.

Programme coordinator Shraddha Roy said: "This is the first time that our centre has got lizard addicts. Whether this practice can actually give a high is a subject of investigation. However, addicts who are used to alcohol or chemical drugs often take to such methods when they are low on finance."

Source:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Drunkards-turn-to-lizards-for-a-high/articleshow/14683945.cms

Monday, July 2, 2012

Alcoholism

Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (gambling) that can be pleasurable but the continued use of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work or relationships, even health. Users may not be aware that their behavior is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others.

When a person is addicted to something they cannot control how they use it, and become dependent on it to cope with daily life.

A habit may eventually develop into an addiction.Many of us can use substances or become engaged in activities without any significant problems. Some people, however, may experience damaging psychological and/or physical effects when their habit becomes an addiction.

What is the difference between a habit and an addiction?

Addiction - there is a psychological/physical component; the person is unable to control the aspects of the addiction without help because of the mental or physical conditions involved.

Habit - it is done by choice. The person with the habit can choose to stop, and will subsequently stop successfully if they want to. The psychological/physical component is not an issue as it is with an addiction.

Put simply - with a habit you are in control of your choices, with an addiction you are not in control of your choices. Addiction to substances or activities can sometimes lead to serious problems at home, work, school and socially.Addiction to substances or activities can sometimes lead to serious problems at home, work, school and socially.

The causes of addiction vary considerably, and are not often fully understood. They are generally caused by a combination of physical, mental, circumstantial and emotional factors.

Addiction, often referred to as dependency often leads to tolerance - the addicted person needs larger and more regular amounts of whatever they are addicted to in order to receive the same effect. Often, the initial reward is no longer felt, and the addiction continues because withdrawal is so unpleasant.

Most addictive behavior is not related to either physical tolerance or exposure to cues. People compulsively use drugs, or gamble or shop, nearly always in reaction to being emotionally stressed, whether or not they have a physical addiction. Since these psychologically based addictions are not based on drug or brain effects, they can account for why people frequently switch addictive actions from one drug to a completely different kind of drug, or even to a non-drug behavior. The focus of the addiction isn't what matters; it's the need to take action under certain kinds of stress. To treat this kind of addiction requires understanding of how it works psychologically.
I totally agree that Addiction is not a habit it is an illness. We need to acknowledge that this is a health issue and start taking help for this. There is a lot to be done and I really thank God that I am saved from this menace of society but pray for all the family members affected by this

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Stress Management program for Students of Vikarabad

Makro Foundation in collaboration with Vikarabad Police organised a program on Stress Management and Suicide Prevention on 26th June 2012.

Venue: Club House Vikarabad
Date: 26/6/2012
Time: 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Guests of Honour
SP Police- Ms. Raja Kumari IPS, DSP Police- Ms. Chowdeshwari,Mr. Raja Lingaiah-Poet,Mrs Angela -Counselling Psychologist Sahayam, OU, Makro Foundation

Participant Students: 1000 ***
Participating Colleges: 1) Viswa Bharathi, 2) Gowtami, 3) Siddhartha, 4) Nalanda, 5) SAP

 


 

 
Highlights:
The program started by flagging of Rally by Students on Drug Prevention and Preventing Students from becoming a victim of stress by SP Police Mrs. Rajya Lakshmi IPS.
The rally closed at the Club House where the meeting was organised.
  • Mrs. Chowdeshwari DSP Vikarabad Police gave the objective of the program and welcomed the Guests on the Dias.
  • Mr.Raj Lingaiah Poet spoke about the importance of the issue and how students can pla a very important role in curbing this menace
  • Mr. Benarji Boda and Ms. Aparna G - Spoke about Makro Foundation and objective of helpline.
  • Mrs G Angela David Resource person spoke about Preventive Aspects of Drug Addiction, Impact and How to be away, She also stressed on Suicide Prevention and Stress Management, How to help someone when stressed or depressed.
  • Mrs. Raja Lakshmi spoke about Youth and importance of having Goals and sticking to them, Being Watchful, Importance of Age Appropriate Life Skills.
  • The meeting concluded with a Suicide Prevention Video that was shown by Makro Foundation and youth were very observant.
 Methodology: Presentation Videos, Suicide Prevention helpline Pamphlets, Posters.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Suicide may soon be leading cause of death in India, reveals study

Four of India's southern states — Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnakata and Kerala — that together constitute 22% of the country's population recorded 42% of suicide deaths in men and 40% of self-inflicted fatalities in women in 2010.
Maharashtra and West Bengal together accounted for an additional 15% of suicide deaths.

The first national study of deaths in India, published in the British Medical journal The Lancet on Friday, says that suicide has become the second-leading cause of death among the young in India.

Of the total deaths by suicide in individuals aged 15 years or older, about 40% suicide deaths in men and about 56% in women occurred in individuals aged 15-29 years.

Suicide deaths occurred at younger ages in women (average age 25 years) than in men (average age 34 years). Educated persons were at greater risk of completing a suicide.Professor Patel felt that with the decline in maternal death rates, suicide could soon become the leading cause of death among young women in India.The study says the National Crime Records Bureau underestimates suicide deaths in men by at least 25% and women (36%).

Prof Patel pointed out to lack of national strategy for suicide prevention in India.
He said, "Suicides can be prevented through interventions like banning the most toxic pesticides and teaching rural communities on safe storage of pesticides. India should also start mental health promotion for young people through schools and colleges and introduce crisis counseling services and services for treatment of depression and alcohol addiction."


MaFo's notes:
Makro Foundation has been working on the Issue of Promotion of Positive Mental Health  in Schools and Colleges and talking about Stress management for last 2 years.. and it has been observed that students are stressed, and these talk on Stress Management,  Depression Management/Suicide Prevention really helps the students to understand their symptoms better and they realise that there might be a  problem but the good news is there is help available, when required... Every month at least 10-12 session with School and College Students are organised in and around Hyderabad....





Monday, June 11, 2012


MaFo with Police Dept organised a "Suicide Prevention Awareness Program"  at Chevela Mandal on 12th April 2012-Pallesudulu group performing....

Suicide Prevention Awareness Program at Shabad Mandal, 12 April 2012



SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM ON 12 APRIL 2012 AT SHABAD VILLAGAE UNDER CHEVELA MANDAL...

Makro Foundation in collaboration with Police Department organised a session on Suicide Prevention on 12th April 2012... Around 700 people participated in the program..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQkZSXDI_Yw&feature=em-share_video_user

Guests: DSP Ms. Shilpa Velli
           Mandal Officers
          Village Sarpanch
           MRO..
          Organisations working there.
          Friends from Media
   
The session started with an introduction, objective sharing, Orientation about Suicide and its prevention along with videos...The session was taken by Mr. Venkata Subbaiah.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Program at Chevela Mandal


Glance of participants

Makro Foundation in collaboration with Police Department of Chevella Mandal organised 2  Suicide Prevention Program at  Nagarguda under Shabad Mandal.  
Dates: 12th April 2012 -Shabad Mandal-covering 500 people..
and 9th June 2012...in Nagarguda...1000 people.  

Total:1500  people from 20 villages covered in 2 programs.

Rationale: In these mandal the Suicide rate is the highest as everyday cases of Suicide are reported. The reasons being financial,  relationship failure, farmer suicides, love failures, health problems.

Chief Guests on 9 June 2012  program were:
  • Member Legislative Constituency
  • Superintindent of Police
  • Deputy Sup of Police
  • Dr. Venkata Subbaiah
The program highlights were as follows:

a) Inviting Guests at The DIAS by CI, Chevella Mandal
b) Introduction about MaFo and Objective of program -Aparna, Rani -MaFo.
c) Suicide, Its Symptoms, Clues to  people for prevention, steps to be taken -MaFo Rep
d) Causes, Symptomatic features, Prevention Aspect-Dr. Venkata Subbaiah
e) Farmer Suicide- Organisation working on Farmer Suicide
f) Discussion and Questions
g) Address by Guests of Honour..
h) Play by Pallesudulu team on Suicide prevention- mass medium effective in the villages for Social Awareness Program.
The program ended with the vote of thanks by Mr. Surinder reddy-SI, Shabad Mandal and Views by Participants of the Program..
Glance at participants
Ms. Rani presenting about MaFo

SP  IPS Ms. Vijaya Kumari


Dr. Venkata Subbaiah

Village Mandal Representatives

MLC Chevella Mandal

Participants listening at the meeting


DSP Ms. Shilpa Velli Conclusion speech


DSP Ms. Shilpa Velli