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Suicide Prevention Day commemorated

Sep 10, 2010 5:48:07 AM - itnnews.lk

The International Association of Suicide Prevention in collaboration with the World Health Organization has declared today as the Suicide Prevention Day.

Sri Lanka Sumithayo, a member of the Befriender’s Worldwide, the International arm of Samaritans of UK and Ireland held a media seminar to mark the occasion at their premises in Horton Place, Colombo. Sumithrayo has been able to prevent a significant proportion of tragic and unnecessary deaths by giving emotional support to the depressed. Sumithrayo is a government approved charity founded by late Mrs. Joan De Mel.