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The mounting suicide rate in the early nineties of Kerala was a matter of concern for many. The Center for Health Care Research and Education, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery, organized a three-day national workshop on suicide proneness among the people of Kerala in August 1994. The workshop resolved to work towards setting up a suicide prevention center in Kochi. The search for a viable model for suicide prevention took us to Sneha, Chennai and to the Befrienders’ Movement. With the active support of Sneha, and the good wishes of numerous well-meaning friends, "Maithri", the first full-fledged suicide prevention center in Kerala became operational on June 17th, 1995. The first visit caller to the center soon made his appearance. The center was a dream come true for those who have been working towards remedial measures for the growing suicide proneness among the people of the state.
The word Maithri means ‘friendship’, friendship that we offer to the lonely, desperate and suicidal fellow beings.
Come and share your sorrows with us. We want to help.