A 28-year-old man committed suicide in Karachi’s LuckyOne Mall located at Rashid Minhas Road. The man who was found in a pool of blood by shoppers was rushed to a nearby medical facility. However, he succumbed to his fall and passed away at a healthcare center in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block IV.
As per CCTV footage, the man was on the mall’s third floor when he attempted to take his life. For medical and legal formalities, the body was moved to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
FB Industrial Area Station House Officer (SHO) Jamil Abbasi said that the motive of suicide was unemployment. The relatives of the deceased have collected the body and wish not to initiate any legal proceedings.
Following the incident, the management of LuckyOne Mall has issued a statement that said, “Please note that neither LuckyOne Mall nor any of its staff or tenants were responsible for or involved in his actions.”
— LuckyOne Mall (@Luckyonepk) November 30, 2021
Earlier this week, another case of suicide surfaced in Karachi after an ex-employee of a renowned media group was found hanging from the ceiling of his home. He was fired from his job a month ago.
Keeping in mind the inflation and rising concerns of unemployment in the country, we as a society must look after each other. Here is what you can do if someone around you exhibits warning signs of suicide:
- Get in touch with mental health helplines: Mind Organisation 042 35761999, Umang 0317 4288665, Talk2me.pk 0333 4065139, Baat Karo 0335 5743344, Taskeen 0332 5267936, Rooh 0333 3337664, Rozan 0800-22444, and OpenCounseling 042 35761999.
- Do not leave the person unattended.
- Remove alcohol, drugs, or sharp objects that can be used to commit suicide.
- Push the person to get help
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National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month has begun. September is the month where mental health advocates officially dedicate their time to raising awareness regarding mental health. We often miss lesser-known mental health signs. Anyone, including friends, family, and doctors, can overlook these symptoms. This can be a result lack of mental health education, stigma, or even diagnostic bias.
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