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We might not want to ‘get involved’, but intervention can save a life in cases of depression; and we never know how far gone a person may be.
Intervention is a loaded word
That calls for considerable responsibility
But intervene we must
When we see someone who needs help
Like when you’re walking down the street
And you see a woman mumbling to herself
Approach her and ask her if she’s okay
Instead of passing her by
Or when a coworker seems depressed
Talk to him about it
Don’t skirt around the topic
I promise he’ll be grateful you noticed
The world is as ugly as it is beautiful
All we really have is humanity
We owe it to our race
To help and care for each other
First published here and here.
If you or anyone you know is feeling suicidal, here are some of the helplines available in India. Please call.
Aasra, Mumbai: 022-27546669
Sneha, Chennai: 044-2464 0050
Lifeline, Kolkata: 033-2474 4704
Sahai, Bangalore: 080 – 25497777
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Mahevash Shaikh is a millennial blogger, author, and poet who writes about mental health, culture,
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