FREE COUNSELLLING CENTRE FOR PEOPLE WITH SUICIDAL TENDANCY
Often the one factor that prevents an act of suicide is the availability of a compassionate listener, one who is rather difficult to come by in the jostling cityscape.
is on this premise that the voluntary counseling center, Maitri, IV /
1082, Rajagiri Road, Rajagiri P.O, Kalamassery 683104 (Phone 0484-556988)
organization was the culmination of discussions between Dr.C.G.John,
psychiatrist, Dr.O.P.George of Rajagiri College and others.
can contact Maitri either by phone or post.
“We do not try to give lofty advices.
Rather, we listen to the tensed up person with patience and
politeness. We try to point
out some alternatives and try to lead them to their own strengths”, says
Dr.Vijayalakshmi, director of the organization.
organization has been accorded recognition by Befrienders’
International. The funds for
such activities come from well wishers.
Recently Maitri conducted a painting competition for children.
The winning entries have been converted into greeting cards and
marketed. This is another way
of income generation for the organization.
trained group of 21 volunteers carry out all the activities.
Among them 14 are housewives.
Their details as well as the details of those who seek help are
we think that all is lost, it may not be so.
Help could be just a call away.
A Maitri greeting card
Courtesy: Moncey Joseph, Vanitha
Contributed by: Administrator
"He that is master of himself will soon be master of others."