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Aasra Helpline for the depressed and suicidal. 91-22-27546669(24x7)
A personal invitation to all our well-wishers, supporters, friends
As part of the series of programs commemorating Mental Health Awareness Week, come and join us for a panel discussion cum Public Interaction. Topic: Mental Illness, Depression, Suicide-In search of Healthy ways to Cope this Saturday 20th October from 3 pm to 5.30 pm.
AASRA works in the area of mental health, providing emotional support, unbiased caring through
a helpline service and walk-in centre. AASRA mandates crisis intervention as it's primary focus and
through our assorted services (workshops, outreach, awareness drives, care-giving visits to hospices etc) designed to alleviate emotional pain and in the process make concerted efforts in preventing suicides,
we hope to bring about a change in society
As part of our concerted efforts to de-stigmatize Suicide and our ongoing activities for commemorating
WHO designated ‘World Suicide Prevention Day/Month’ we plan to organize a public program titled
‘Talking about Suicide- Finding healthy ways to alleviate the pain’ wherein we will invite Mental health professionals, academicians, students and lay public to an involved and interactive discussion that we hope
will change the way people view suicide.
I am a very sensitive and caring person, love animals. have many friends, love involving myself in social work, writing and critiqueing are my passions, I run an NGO for Suicide Prevention called AASRA and have been writing for various publications like Indian Express, TOI, Bombay Times, Free Press Journal, HT, DNA, Jame Jamshyd, Every Tuesday, Clean india Journal, Buildotech, The Sindhian, Frames, Images, SPI, have coordinated an Indian Package for a film festival in Rome, Have worked on several catalogues and newsletters for the Asian film festival, Mumbai abd MAMI. Have also worked on mini biographies of prominent people. (Freelance)
Indian Express, Business India, Bombay Times, Navi Mumbai Plus, Complete
UT’s Voice, e-filmcritic.com, cafemumbai.com, Jam-e-Jamshyd, G
Magazine,CED publications, Clean India Journal, Screen Print India,
Mid-day, The Pioneer, Buildotech., Tribune India, Free Press Journal,
Sunday Mid-day,The Sindhian, Jade Magazine, Images, Frameworks,DNA, HT,
Media voice, page 7
Jury member -Frames and Ssamiksha film festival,
Selection Panel member for 2010 IFFI , Goa, Panorama Section
AASRA- A helpline for the depressed and the suicidal
AASRA-Helping People in Despair
Website: www.befriendersindia.org, www.samaritans.org, www.aasra.info My blogs