Mr. Justin Victor, Senior Lecturer, School of Media and Communication was invited as a guest for a live interview on ‘David Nair On Air’ which features regularly on TEN News Network India. He was interviewed in his capacity as Chairman of Befrienders Kuala Lumpur, a suicide prevention NGO that works with several coalitions and national government committees on mental health focusing on suicide prevention, and thus the title of the show “Zero Suicide Advocate”. The host, David Nair is from Malaysia, now residing in Australia, but well known for corporate training, development and empowerment in Australia, India, Indonesia, and Maldives where this show is watched.
The conversation revolved around the ways people can help someone who is distressed and thinking of suicide. Justin shared basic signs of a suicidal person, their state and simple conversation approaches that are possible and crucial for the someone wanting to help a family member, friend, colleague, or neighbor. Being a live interview, good questions were raised by viewers indicating a keen interest in mental health issues. The interview gives viewers insight into suicidal intention and the process of listening with the intention to help. This show was live streamed from TEN NEWS LIVE Studio on YouTube and Facebook.