State Minister for Women and children Affairs
Fazilatun Nessa Indira today underscored the need for raising awareness among
the people to prevent suicidal death as the problem is increasing across the
world due to depression.
Poverty, family conflicts and divorce could be the reason behind the metal
problem So, the people should be more conscious to address it, she said
while addressing a function to mark World Mental Health Day at CIRDAP auditorium
Indira, also a Women Affairs Secretary of the ruling Awami League, said
family has a huge responsibility as if a child could be brought up as a 'good
To address the function, the state minister said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
has ensured healthcare services programme for the countrymen.
The physicians also have to carry out more research on how to address
this sort of problem, she told the function jointly arranged by the Ministry
of Women and Children Affairs and the Department of Clinical Psychology of
the Dhaka University (DU).
Chaired by Women and Children Affairs Secretary Kamrun Nahar, the function
was addressed, among others, by DU Professor Shahid Akhter Hossain, Clinical
Psychology Society General Secretary Md Johir Uddin, Clinical Psychology
Department Chairman Nazma Khatun and Dr Abul Hossain, project director of
Multi-Sectoral Programme on Violence Against Women of the Ministry of Women
and Children Affairs.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)