A 34-year-old woman named Laxmi, who was suffering from mental depression, committed suicide by hanging herself at home this afternoon. She had been depressed after she heard the news about Coronavirus outbreak and has committed suicide by hanging herself. With every news of the COVID-19 Positive was rising, the woman, who was terrified, and would worry about herself. The woman lived in the area near Jabbal circle of Hosapete town in Bellary district, A case has been registered at Hosapete Town Police Station.
The Union health ministry has launched a toll-free helpline 08046110007 for people who may face mental health issues due to the ongoing countrywide lockdown.
Need help? Suicide Prevention Helpline (India) AASRA: 022 2754 6669 Languages: English, Hindi
AASRA’s free, confidential helpline is answered by professionally trained volunteers. So, whatever your concerns are, you can be rest assured that you will receive non-judgmental and non-critical listening. Please note, the caller’s identity is never revealed and none of our calls are recorded or shared.
It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis. Talking to people you trust can help. Contact your friends and family.
If you must stay at home, maintain a healthy lifestyle including proper diet, sleep, exercise and social contacts with loved ones at home and by email and phone with other family and friends.
Don’t use smoking, alcohol or other drugs to deal with your emotions. If you feel overwhelmed, talk to a health worker or counsellor. Have a plan, where to go to and how to seek help for physical and mental health needs if required.
Get the facts. Gather information that will help you accurately determine your risk so that you can take reasonable precautions. Find a credible source you can trust such as WHO website or, a local or state public health agency.