• Thu. Sep 29th, 2022

Tezpur University organizes awareness event on suicide prevention

The Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Tezpur University, in collaboration with the Youth Wellness Hub of LGB Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur organised an interactive event “Dear Zindagi” to create awareness for suicide prevention on September 9th, 2022, the eve of World Suicide Prevention Day. World Suicide Prevention Day is observed every year on September 10th to focus attention on the issue, reduce stigma and raise awareness so that suicide can be prevented.

The programme’s theme was “creating hope through action” which is also the triennial theme for World Suicide Prevention Day from 2021 – 2023. This theme is a reminder that there is an alternative to suicide and aims to inspire confidence and light in everyone.
Students from various departments attended the event and enthusiastically participated in the various fun yet reflective activities, including a short film screening and discussion, scramble words, power walks, etc. The Department of MCJ also displayed over 10 paintings and creative cut-outs that convey messages regarding the importance of life.
Dr. Diptarup Chowdhury, Associate professor in the Department of Clinical psychology, LGBRIMH and co-ordinator of Youth Wellness Hub, along with his team members Ms. Tama Dey and Ms. Sucheta Roy facilitated the sessions.
Dr. Anjuman Borah, Assistant Professor of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism coordinated the event.

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