A Pearson Academy India sensitization and training for health care and school professionals.
Statistics on suicide in India: An eye-opener
India alone accounts for approximately 30 percent of the world’s deaths resulting from suicide. In 2013, suicide claimed the lives of more than a quarter of a million Indians. That’s five times greater than all global deaths due to war and natural disasters combined. In the last three decades, from 1975 to 2005, the suicide rate increased by 43%.
Suicide is one of the most preventable forms of death. Timely and effective identification of suicidal ideation (through risk assessment) and intervention for suicidal behavior (management of risk) can make the difference between a life saved and a life lost to suicide. However, research indicates many school professionals may find themselves inadequately equipped to help students, where there is a suicide risk. Such a lack of preparedness can strike school professionals who are in regular touch with students during school hours, every day.
Lack of preparedness among school professionals coming in touch with potentially suicidal students during their practice/work results in early warning signs of suicide being overlooked. This leads to exacerbation of suicidal ideation, and ultimately attempted or worse, completed suicides.
About our training program
If you work closely with children, adolescents or adults in a care-giving or educational role, this training will help sensitize you to different aspects of suicide with a focus on suicide risk identification and risk management.
General and special classroom teachers