A rescue operation by Mumbai police was done after Interpol detected a suicide alert, after a 28-year-old man resident of Malvani in Malad West, searched up “Suicide best way” on Google. Probing by police found that the man was under pressure and depression as he was unable to release his mother from jail since her arrest on a criminal case two years ago. The official said that he has been jobless for six months, stressed as he’s unable to release her from jail. Suicide-related thoughts set him to search online for ideas.
The man searched “suicide best way” several times, which caught the attention of Interpol officials. The Interpol officials sent a mail to Mumbai Police including the man’s contact details that supported tracking the location of the man. Mumbai Police took action by rushing to the place locating the man, taking him into custody, and providing necessary counseling and support.
International Criminal Police Organization, also known as Interpol, is an organization that facilitates global police cooperation and crime control. Interpol collaborates with law enforcement agencies and technology companies to identify and report illegal online activities. In this case, when someone searches for sensitive terms like “suicide” it may raise red flags, and Google may have algorithms in place that detects and reports such behavior. This can alert law enforcement agencies like Interpol, which gives them user’s IP address and other details to take action.
Ways to cope with suicidal thoughts:
- In case you are suffering from thoughts related to suicide, reach out and talk to someone that you can trust- like your friend, a family member or even a therapist. Sharing your feelings will make you feel relief. There are a lot of crisis helplines by trained professionals which will provide immediate support that you need to get in control of the situation.
- It is advisable that you consult a mental health professional who may guide you through your thoughts and provide suitable therapeutic interventions and treatment plans tailored according to your needs. Your mental health professional will work with you to create a safety plan that will include strategies to manage crises and identify people that you can reach out to when you are struggling.
- Isolation should be avoided as it may increase feelings of loneliness, hopelessness, and helplessness. Eliminate any harmful tools near you like pills, razors, and sharp instruments. With the help of a loved one, remove the tools from your sight.
- Create a hope box: a hope box is a list of things that you know will lift you up and change your mood, for example, dancing, calling your close friend, or watching your favorite show, it can be anything that can change your mood and mitigate the current crises.
- Keep a journal to keep track of your thoughts and emotions. An Expression of your thoughts will help you release the stress and can help you and your mental health professional identify the patterns and triggers.
- Maintaining a basic routine like eating healthy, sleeping for 7-8 hours, exercising at least three times a week, keeping yourself busy throughout the day, indulging in activities that you like, and meeting your friends will benefit your overall well-being.
Suicide Helpline Numbers across India:
Number: 9152987821 Timings: Mon-Sat, 10 AM-8 PM, Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Assamese, Kashmiri.
Number: 9820466726, Timings: 24×7, Languages: English, Hindi
- Fortis Mental Health
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