Bali’s mental health and suicide prevention service LISA to relaunch on Jan. 1, 2023

After a number of months of hiatus, Bali’s suicide prevention service, Love Inside Suicide Consciousness (LISA), is ready to return on-line on Jan. 1 as a much-needed software for anybody searching for psychological well being help.

LISA, which, in addition to the acronym, can be a tribute to a member of the local people who sadly took her personal life years in the past, was first launched in 2021 as a joint effort of 11 non-governmental organizations beneath the umbrella of Bali Bersama Bisa (Collectively We Can) Basis to fill the vacuum of psychological well being help on the island.

Whereas the helpline was warmly welcomed by the locals and foreigners alike in the neighborhood , challenges akin to the dearth of amenities and educated volunteers pressured LISA to take a break with the intention to regroup.

A collection of fundraising actions to reignite LISA occurred this 12 months (one among them being the 4×48 Psychological Well being Smashers hosted by Wanderlust Health Village). The laborious work is lastly coming to fruition, as LISA is ready to relaunch on-line on Jan. 1.

 “LISA is created by the group and for the group. It’s inclusive to Indonesian and English-speaking audio system and we’re free from any type of discrimination,” Nev Doidge, the appearing supervisor of LISA venture and the western consultant of Bali Bersama Bisa, informed Coconuts.

Doidge, who can be an dependancy specialist and therapist, mentioned that LISA’s web site is a “place [where] individuals can discover self assist assets, companies all through Indonesia and data relating to emotional and psychological wellbeing points and sensible instruments to manage.”

Although the web site is slated for a Jan. 1 official relaunch, it’s now on-line to supply help throughout Christmas and New 12 months holidays. LISA’s hotline will observe go well with very quickly.

“A name middle is at the moment being developed to relaunch in early 2023. LISA (Love Inside Suicide Consciousness) Suicide Prevention Helpline on-line is searching for group help to assist us relaunch Indonesia’s 1st 24/7 on-line Suicide Prevention Helpline and Providers,” Doidge added. 

This 12 months alone, we have now seen an alarming variety of tales about individuals taking their very own lives on the island. So any effort to forestall comparable tragedies akin to LISA’s deserve our unequivocal help.

You aren’t alone. 

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