Saturday, September 8, 2007


What is Sneha?
*SNEHA* is a suicide prevention organization started in 1986 and offers emotional support for the depressed, desperate and the suicidal.

Some facts about Suicide in India?
- Every five minutes, someone somewhere in India attempts suicide
- Suicide is Third major cause of death in India. (This is stunning)
- Annually around 10Lakh people commit suicide in India- Suicide is most common among youngsters.

How can running help?
Apart from good fitness levels, Long distance running is about endurance, patience and constant improvement. During runs there is a definite thought to give it up but then one has to keep egging oneself to stay as long as possible. At these period one would normally look for inspiration from fellow runs, great sportspersons etc. All these definitely has good psychological effects.

Some facts about running
- Nelson Mandela used to run long distance when he was in prison. According to Mandela, running helped him to cover lot of negatives he had carried for long time.
- Andrew Agassi ranking slipped close to 200 at one point of time. At that point, he used to run 10 Miles in the morning as well as in the evening. He believes long distance running was one of the many factors for him getting back top 5 in rankings and kept him playing for longer time.
- Dirubhai Ambani used to run 10 Kms almost daily until age of 60.
- Makhaya Nitini runs 20 Kms daily to stay himself fit.
Organizing a mini-marathon is a fitting way to celebrate Suicide prevention day.

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