‘Suicidal Behaviour – a Window to Mental Health’: the Prerana Initiative (IN: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Developing Countries, ed. by V Patel and R Thara)
Adolescent suicide in India is explored in this chapter & the activities of a prevention agency, Prerana, are described. The author makes some practical suggestions based on lessons learned from the operation of a helpine & crisis centre, & explores some obstacles that have arisen in the implementation of various programs. Goals for the future are also discussed.