World suicide prevention day - `Working together to prevent suicide`
The department of counselling psychology had taken a significant effort to promote a campaign on prolife in view of “World Suicide Prevention Day” on 10th September 2018. It was an innovative and attractive awareness programme. This year international association for Suicide Prevention had invited all to make an awareness of the day on the theme “Working together to prevent suicide”. The department of counselling psychology, who has a greater responsibility as the psychologist to care for and to prevent suicide had taken this call and remarkably celebrated the day. In the Shift I the college students were addressed by Fr. Sanjay, Fr. Selvaraj and Fr. Mani Lazar during the morning assembly near Carreno hall, MCA Block and Golden Jubilee block respectively. Within the short time the message of the day was clearly conveyed through a brief message on the importance of life and how to face the challenges of life. Soon after the talk the students were asked to take an oath to promise that they will all love their life and will support to prevent suicide. But the climax of the event was the signature campaign which was simultaneously inaugurated by Frs. Rector, Principal and Theophil in various spots. In the shift II the assembly was conducted in Don Bosco indoor stadium and the message was given by Fr. Selvaraj and Fr. Mani Lazar during the assembly. The students of counselling psychology acted out a mind-blowing and meaningful mime which clearly depicted the importance of life and to avoid ending life due to various problems faced by people. The students of Counselling psychology had taken an extra effort to prepare creative posters and displayed for the college students and made an impact on preventing suicides. For the both the shifts small stickers were distributed to promote the awareness on the prevention of suicide by sharing to counsellor and to contact the helpline. On the whole, it was a thrilling and very much welcomed by all the students.