Raising awareness for curbing suicidal death stressed

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

here today.

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

human being'.

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)