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Primary Objective

Suicide Prevention & Awareness

Suicide is a complex problem for which there is no single cause or single reason. It results from a complex interaction of biological, genetic, psychological, social, cultural and environmental factors. It has no racial or class distinctions.

Talking Helps

A person who is suicidal feels isolated and alone with his or her problem. At times like this talking about their stressful situation with a non-judgemental, accepting, understanding and caring person can throw a different light on the situation and help diffuse the suicidal impulse.

How we Help

By Listening & Befriending.

People faced with an emotional crisis mostly require informal and confidential emotional support. A friend who has the time to listen , does not advice or criticize, but helps the person to come to terms with the situation and feel confident to cope with it.

The Organization

Sumithrayo, a Government approved charity was founded by the Late Mrs. Joan De Mel in 1974. From its humble beginnings at Deans Road, Colombo 10, on premises loaned by the Ceylon Social Services League, Sumithrayo is now housed at no 60B Horton place, Colombo 07, which was gifted by its beloved founder - Joan de Mel. The organization was incorporated by Act of Parliament No.10 of 1986.


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