With increasing stress in our lives, it is more important than ever that we focus on our mental well-being. Sometimes, extreme stress or loneliness could push people into depression.
In those tough moments, while many shy away from asking support, it is more important than ever to seek help. Sometimes, even talking to our loved ones can be very helpful in getting rid of distressful thoughts.
Recently, a man tweeted to Mumbai police’s official twitter handle asking them about the punishment for committing suicide. He tweeted the Mumbai police informing them about his intention to commit suicide and inquiring about the legal punishment set down for committing suicide.
He mentioned the following in his tweet:
@MumbaiPolice I am thinking of committing suicide. I just wanted to know what would be the punishment for that. I tried Wikipedia and Google but didn’t get anything so asking you.
Mumbai police’s timely intervention possibly saved the life of this 39-year-old. After the online conversation, the man provided the police with his contact details. And, as per Business Standard, the inspector Mahesh Nivetkar from Vanrai police station paid a visit to his home.
Even many netizens from different walks of life came forward to offer their support and requested the man to stay calm:
Nilesh do not do it… Remember your parents what hardships they have gone through to raise you up..you are the support of your parents. Please stay calm..
Hey is everything okay? If u need to talk just DM me. Let’s get this sorted. Don’t think about ending your life coz your life Matters. Whatever u are going through is just temporary. Try to stay strong please.
The man later not only received counseling but was also subjected to a medical test before being sent home. In his last tweet, he thanked the Mumbai police for saving his life:
@MumbaiPolice I am really sorry but had lost control of my own self yesterday. Thanks a million for helping me. I would also love to thank Inspector Mr. Shaikh from the Vanrai Police Station. He is really a great person and a gem in Mumbai Police Force I would say. Thanks again.
At IFORHER, we hope this 39-year-old man will receive all the required support to fight back depression and his suicidal thoughts. We also want to applaud Mumbai Police and supportive Netizens, who came forward not only to offer their help but also counseled the man to change his mind.
If you are one of those who are struggling with depression and looking for professional help, please do get in touch with our team. Our experts can support you in the journey of leading a healthier and happier life.