Jun 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



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.

Jun 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....

Jun 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


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


Guests: DSP Ms. Shilpa Velli
           Mandal Officers
          Village Sarpanch
          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