The reasons for suicides can vary from a slight insult people experience to serious personalized failures. Among many preventive measures, people who are depressed or suspected to have suicidal tendencies have to be closely monitored and intimately counselled, supported, understood, appreciated and accepted as they are. Parents, elders of the society, educational institutions, NGOs and Government organisations have to co-ordinate among themselves to provide the right kind of life skills to these people so that they do not break down under pressure but know how to cope with any kind of trying situations. Life in fact is not a bed of roses but it surely has promises for people who are patient, persistent, persuasive and positive.

T. Smiles

Madurai

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