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Mumbai Police intervenes and saves life of man after he posted a note about ‘quitting life’ on Twitter

Personnel from Mumbai Cyber Police successfully counselled the man having dangerous thoughts. The man also later thanked the force for all their help.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: December 30, 2021 11:39:03 am
mumbai police, mumbai police prevents suicide, mumbai police saves man trying to take life, suicide prevention mumbai police, indian expressThe man was successfully counselled by the force after he posted a long note on Twitter.

Timely intervention can save lives. Something similar happened when a man, who wanted to give up on life, was brought back from the brink by Mumbai Police. The prompt actions by the force are earning plaudits online.

Taking to Twitter, a user shared a note tagging the law enforcement agency, seeking help as he was entangled in a financial mess. In a long letter, the man said he lost his job in the pandemic and had used a customer’s money to pay his pending bills. He was supposed to return the amount but had no money, and was afraid that the other person will file a case against him. He explained that he has also been blacklisted for his “mistake” and has been unable to find another employment. The man explained he was having extreme thoughts and he believed his family would be harassed for his actions.

As the tweet caught attention of users online, many tagged the police force to alert them, who quickly DMed him to have a chat. In a reply to the man’s note, the force tweeted, “There’s nothing that cannot be overcome. We request you to stay calm, let’s meet, discuss and resolve. Remember, you are priceless to your loved ones.”

 

Luckily, the police was able to calm the man. The force later updating followers saying that PSI Wagh from Mumbai Cyber Police team was successful in contacting the person and helping him. “We request citizens to never resort to such extremes, the repercussions of which could be irreversible. Reach out for help,” Mumbai Police tweeted.

Many on social media were impressed by their quick action and thanked the police personnel. Others also offered advice and tried to comfort the man, giving him hope. The man too took to Twitter to express his gratitude to cops later.

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
Mumbai

Aasra – 91-22-27546669
E-mail – aasrahelpline@yahoo.com
Address – 104, Sunrise Arcade
Plot No. 100
Sector 16
Koparkhairane
Navi Mumbai 400709

Connecting India – 9922001122, 18002094353
Website – connectingngo.org
Address – Connecting Trust
Dastur Girls School
Moledina Road
Pune 411001

Lifeline Foundation – +91 33 24637401, +91 33 24637432
Address – 17/1A Alipore Road
Sarat Bose Road 700 027
Kolkata

Sumaitri – 011-23389090
E-mail- feelingsuicidal@sumaitri.net
Address – Sumaitri
Aradhana Hostel Complex
No. 1 Bhagwan Das Lane
Bhagwan Das Road
New Delhi

Sneha – 91-44-2464 0050, 91-44-2464 0060
E-mail – help@snehaindia.org
Address – #11, Park View Road
R.A. Puram
Chennai 600028

Maitreyi – +91-413-339999
Address – 255 Thyagumudali Street
605001
Pondicherry

Saath – 079 2630 5544, 079 2630 0222
Address – B12 Nilamber Complex
H.L. Commerce College Road
Navrangpura
Ahmedabad 380 006

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