Every life lost due to Suicide has lot of negative impact on family members, society and to the Nation. In order to spread the positive messages about living positively and spread the message of Prevention of Suicides by adequately identifying the risk factors and Role Nurses play in this sensitive topic is tremendous.
Innovative Alliance for Public Health, IAPH in association with Nursing Scholars Society and World Explorer India youtube channel had organised the video competition on the theme of World Suicide prevention day ” Creating Hope Through Action”. Theme set by International association for suicide prevention for the years 2021 to 2023, for three consecutive three years. Innovative Alliance for Public Health, organised this event for the year 2021, 2022 and in plans to celebrate in coming year too.
On September 10, Organising Secretary, Mr. Melvin David had collaborated with esteemed speakers from India and Internationally, Organised E-Webinar, for which more than 300 participants registered. Mr. Santosh Mahendrakar, Research Coordinator, IAPH & Mr. Binu Joe, The founder president, Nursing Scholar Society was the chief guests cum presenters of the conference along with Mr. Nicholas, Assistant professor of Nursing, PES College of Nursing, Kuppam , Dr.P.Prakash, Assistant Professor, Prince Sattam bin Abdullaziz University, Saudi Arabia, Ms. Gracy S Jebastina, Director and Senior Psychologist, Unleash School LLP, Bangalore.
Program was coordinated by Ms.Anurika, Clinical Nurse, RML Hospital, New Delhi. and Mr.M.Melvin David, Assistant Professor, PES College of Nursing, AP
Video competition results which was externally evaluated by Mr. Govind Soni who also provided technical support for the event organisation.
First Prize: Students of AMT School Government, GMCH, JAMMU participants in the video Mehak, Rayeesa Kosser, Shazmeen Kouser, Ravneet Singh.
Second Prize: Video by Students of Symbiosis College of Nursing Aine Jolse, Krishna Patil, Alishiba Timothy Tiwade, Ashish Sanjeev Kumar Chavan, Dhiraj Kundalik Kumbhar, Arfan Arub Warunkar, Swapnil Pravin Gaikwad
Third Prize: video by PES College of Nursing Kuppam, Andhrapradesh Fourth Year B.Sc Nursing Students Shamily C K, Mohanapriya R, Gayathri V
Program ended with vote of thanks to all the organisers, participants of webinar, organising committees.
Videos of the competition and the recorded sessions of the webinar can be found in Https://www.youtube.com/c/worldexplorerindia
Program concept written, designed and coordinated by Kuruva Mallikarjuna, M.Sc Mental Health Nursing.