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Arunachal police launch ‘Suicide Prevention Cell’

This Cell will have a helpline number (9362812717), and be manned by police personnel properly trained in the art of soft skills, an APP spokesperson said.

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Itanagar: Making ‘a humble beginning’ in the world of mental health, the Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) on Saturday launched the ‘APP Suicide Prevention Cell’ on the occasion of World Suicide Prevention Day.

To be operated by APP’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) under the leadership of DGP, the APP Suicide Prevention Cell would endeavour to extend a helping hand to all. This Cell will have a helpline number (9362812717), and be manned by police personnel properly trained in the art of soft skills, an APP spokesperson said.

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“Under the leadership of @DgpPradesh, the SIT/APP makes a humble beginning in the world of mental health. Launched on this World Suicide Prevention Day, the APP Suicide Prevention Cell shall endeavour to extend a warm helping hand to all,” a tweet from Arunachal Pradesh Police said.

Mental health is a very substantial measure of the overall well-being of a person. Unfortunately, it is not discussed much in the public domain. The people who suffer in this regard, sometimes, do not know of a way to address the same, and rarely have avenues to discuss their issues. This leads them to take extreme steps like suicides, which in turn, leaves a lasting impact on the people they leave behind, APP PRO Rohit Rajbeer Singh.

He said the specially trained policeman “shall be able to guide you in your darkest moments, and if need be, direct the nearest police station or police outpost to come to your aid”.

“You may reach out to us on a call, a WhatsApp message, or through the APP twitter handle (@ArunachalPolice). Suicide is not the answer. The APP stands with you. Please reach out to us, and allow us to help you,” the PRO said. 

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