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Suicide is the leading cause of death among young people aged 15-29 in India. Suicide is a result of different factors which affect a young person’s well-being. While there is no one cause of youth suicides, there are many ways to prevent it.

Outlive is a four-year (2020-2024) suicide prevention programme jointly implemented by the Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy, Indian Law Society (ILS), Sangath and Quicksand Design Studio and is supported by Comic Relief, UK. Outlive addresses urban youth suicide in India by engaging young people aged 18-24, in particular youth with experiences related to suicide or self-harm, distress or mental health problems and belonging to marginalized communities in Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.



youth advocacy

Outlive's Youth Advocacy for Suicide Prevention Fellowship empowers young people to drive systemic change by engaging policy makers on youth suicide prevention in their communities.

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peer support

Outlive is training a network of youth volunteers to provide chat-based emotional peer support to youth who are in distress or having thoughts of ending their lives.

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Outlive shares personal stories by youth, creates multimedia resources, and conducts youth-focused public events, awareness workshops and social media campaigns to build dialogue on suicide prevention and break stigma.

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If you’d like to volunteer, or have queries, suggestions, or collaborations in mind, reach out to us at [email protected]

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