Mumbai Police, which is popular amongst people because of its responsive social media presence, has earned much praise for its timely intervention that prevented a man from self-harming.
On Tuesday the city law enforcement shared an instance in which a well-wisher informed the police about a person who posted a status that indicated that he might harm himself. The well-wisher posted screenshots of the concerning status and shared the person’s number, requesting police help. The well-wisher also added the person expressed his suicidal thoughts by calling the office watchman.
When informed about a man’s attempt at self harm, Mumbai Cyber Police immediately traced his location & shared it with @grpmumbai & Manikpur P.Stn
He was found before any untoward incident & was counselled.
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) January 2, 2022
Heroes don’t always wear capes
They become officers of @MumbaiPolice So proud 👏 https://t.co/RIEjvQthX2
— Vishal Gondal (@vishalgondal) January 2, 2022
Great Job @MumbaiPolice ! https://t.co/A5SsBhnXjb
— Ayesha Borker (@ayeshaBorker) January 2, 2022
Amazing… No appropriate words to praise you all..
— Sudipta. B (@bsudipta81) January 2, 2022
Mumbai Police then promptly traced the man’s location, using his number and then shared the location with the Mumbai Railway Police Commissionerate office and the Manikpur Police station. Later the Police informed that the person was found safe and duly counselled. This is not the first time that Mumbai Police has intervened in such matters.
Last month, Mumbai Police successfully counselled a man who spoke about having self-destructive thoughts.
There are several NGOs across the country that are committed to the cause of mental health. They run counselling services and suicide helplines for anyone in danger of committing suicide:
Pratheeksha: +91 484 2448830; Roshni: 040 790 4646, Sanjivini: 011-24311918 and Nagpur Suicide Prevention Helpline – 8888817666
The Samaritans Mumbai – 022 6464 3267, 022 6565 3267, 022 6565 3247
Address – B-3, Trisandhya
Behind Ambika Sarees
Dadasaheb Phalke Road
Dadar (E) 400014
Aasra – 91-22-27546669
E-mail – email@example.com
Address – 104, Sunrise Arcade
Plot No. 100
Navi Mumbai 400709
Connecting India – 9922001122, 18002094353
Website – connectingngo.org
Address – Connecting Trust
Dastur Girls School
Lifeline Foundation – +91 33 24637401, +91 33 24637432
Address – 17/1A Alipore Road
Sarat Bose Road 700 027
Sumaitri – 011-23389090
Address – Sumaitri
Aradhana Hostel Complex
No. 1 Bhagwan Das Lane
Bhagwan Das Road
Sneha – 91-44-2464 0050, 91-44-2464 0060
E-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
Address – #11, Park View Road
Maitreyi – +91-413-339999
Address – 255 Thyagumudali Street
Saath – 079 2630 5544, 079 2630 0222
Address – B12 Nilamber Complex
H.L. Commerce College Road
Ahmedabad 380 006