While treating sufferers with suicidal tendency, a psychologist ought to discuss suicide in a matter-of-fact means and keep away from pejorative clarification of suicidal behaviour or motives, stated psychiatrist Ayodhya R.Okay right here on Sunday.
Speaking on “Role of Psychologists in Suicide Prevention”, as half of an consciousness programme organised by Guntur-based Spandana Eda International Foundation to mark International Stress Awareness week, Dr. Ayodhya stated whereas coping with such folks, a psychologist ought to current the problem-solving idea of the suicidal behaviour and preserve the stance that it’s a maladaptive and ineffective resolution and different therapists ought to be concerned in the therapy.
He stated regardless of finest efforts to evaluate and deal with sufferers with suicidal tendencies, suicides can and do happen. “Approximately 12,000-14,000 suicides per year occur while the patient is being treated,” he stated.
‘Suicides more among men’
He stated extra quantity of girls make suicide makes an attempt however increased quantity of suicide deaths are registered amongst males. He stated to ameliorate danger elements, psychologists ought to diagnose and deal with the underlying psychopathology, use intervention methods that deal with suicidal behaviours instantly.
President of the Indian chapter of International Association of Neuro Linguistic Psychology P.S. Y. Visesh threw gentle on Psychological First Aid (PFA), a way designed to scale back the prevalence of post-traumatic stress dysfunction. Seeking to make clear that PFA doesn’t entail analysis, nor does it entail therapy, he stated it’s meant to satisfy the essential wants, to stabilise acute psychological and behavior reactions, to foster pure coping and resilience mechanisms and to facilitate entry to continued help of higher-level care.
Further elaborating, he stated consolation and comfort, channelising power into constructive behaviour, permitting emotional air flow, re-establishing a way of safety and utilising of the social and group help networks are the core competencies of PFA.
PFA comes into play whereas treating sufferers with post-traumatic stress dysfunction, despair, anxiousness, panic dysfunction, substance use dysfunction and psychophysiological stress reactions.
Chairman of the Spandana Eda International Foundation E. Samuel Reddy stated the target of the non-profit organisation was to create consciousness amongst folks in direction of the necessity to take challenges head-on, as “life is way more precious than any number of failures.” Speaking about his self-loss, he stated his solely youngster Spandana died by suicide on January 2 on account of love failure, forsaking their mother and father and different relations in everlasting distress. “Our tag line is “Life is Precious” and we would like folks to desist from resorting to the intense step on the spur of the second.
Special Correspondent , 2021-11-01 01:39:02