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Help prevent suicides. Support Suicide Prevention India Foundation.
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    Suicide Prevention India Foundation

    from Bangalore

I’m Dipti Chavali, an IT professional, and I’m running 10 km at the 2018 Pinkathon. I’m doing this to raise Rs. 10,000 for Suicide Prevention India Foundation (www.spif.in), a registered Section 8 company, which was founded by Nelson Vinod Moses, an award-winning mental health journalist. Nelson was motivated to found SPIF as he lost his best friend Ryan Bennett to suicide. For those who don’t know, India has the number of suicides (1.33 lakh in 2015) in the world and we have a death by suicide every four minutes.

The truth is: suicide is preventable. A friend, family member or a colleague can prevent suicide by recognising signs of suicide, responding with compassion, listening, and persuading the suicidal person to seek help.

SPIF aims to create an army of 25,000 trained “Gatekeepers” over the next year to help prevent suicide. For this it has tied up with QPR Institute -- the world’s leading provider of suicide prevention training programmes -- to launch a suite of online, classroom and blended suicide prevention training programmes.

In addition to the suicide prevention training programmes, SPIF is creating a mental health professionals directory to refer those who are suicidal and also launched a suicide survivor story project to talk of hope and positivity. Currently, all of activities of SPIF is self-funded by Nelson, but he needs monetary help to keep this journey going. Every rupee that you donate will help save a life, reduce the taboo around suicide, help bring out stories of suicide survivors, and tackle the scourge of suicide in India.

Please reach out to me to find out more about SPIF and why I support its activities.

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