Academic journal article Journal of Psychosocial Research

Death Is Not the Answer

Academic journal article Journal of Psychosocial Research

Death Is Not the Answer

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Death is not the answer by Dr Anjali Chhabria, Penguin Random House India 2016, 318 pages Rs. 399/ -

The Indian society has yet not prepared itself for the basic procedures and systems to understand how to combat the suicide menace in our families and institutions. Hence due to many reasons, the suicides have increased year by year. This manuscript is a welcome feature tor an Indian society where it is much needed. Every day the newspapers and television share with us the reports on suicides across various sections of our nation which loses the skilled, educated human resource whom we could have saved.

This book is a special contribution to social sciences literature for a sole cause that all suicides are preventable and how each life is precious and can be saved through small efforts of each one of us.

The eight chapters of the book have covered almost every issue concerning the social and environmental triggers and how to overcome this social menace. However the challenges remain that how do we practically ensure the usage of this knowledge given to us by a psychiatrist with her 30 years of experience in field? How far this book would really bring down the suicide statistics in our societies, which is our basic objective through this wealth of information. Everyone has to seek inspiration and join this social cause. …

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