butnIn this video Dr. Sadaqat Ali extensively talks about Suicide prevention. There is another video on the same topic titled Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about suicide prevention. Dr. Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan.

Fundamental reason behind suicides is mood disturbance which eventually leads to mood disorder, depression or bipolar depression. This disorder can be caused by external as well as internal factors. External influence comes from environmental stressors whereas internal comes from physiological changes. Basic cause of suicide is the internal state of depression that overwhelms the human mind. But there are numerous other factors that contribute to suicides such as poor physiological health, lack of interaction, lack of reliance or friends, feeling of isolation and weak or no spiritual connection. Even most of the wealthy countries like Denmark have high rate of suicides. But in contrast, Africa have low suicidal rate. Because suicide also relates to weather and weather relates to our mood. Particularly cold weather and lack of exposure to sun light leads to depression.

Apparently, most of the teenagers commit suicide because of academic or parental pressure but there is some record of indicators such as rejection, blame, and low self worth. So, parents and teachers can learn to motivate children towards education and promote it as an interesting process. There is a need to understand that suicide is not a sudden action whether it is a final result of a gradual process of mood disturbances. Nowadays, youngsters use different drugs to elevate their mood. But drugs give them short-term pleasure and long-term pain. It increases dependency and mood issues which further accompany suicidal thoughts. Suicides are most common among the drug addicts all around the world.

In order to manage mood, we can focus on four basic factors. First is to manage good sleep, complete 8 hours sleep at night for good start. Second is exercise, it produces certain chemicals in body to keep our mood positive. Simply a walk or aerobics exercise can lift our mood. Third is to schedule diet, as it acts as fuel for our mind and body. 5 short meals a day can help to maintain required energy levels. Last important factor is relationships. Individuals learn from surroundings to behave rudely which aggravates by enabling of others and cause conflicts. If we take care of our relations we actually manage our mood.

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Dr. Sadaqat Ali , a graduate from Dow Medical College, Karachi is a renowned professional in the field of addiction psychiatry. He has a background of getting trained at “HAZELDEN” and “Vital Smarts”, USA. Dr. Sadaqat Ali is the Project Director of Willing Ways Pakistan, and Sadaqat Clinic (pvt.) Limited. He is a sought after speaker who promotes new scientific solutions for persistent and profound problems. Dr. Sadaqat’s name was included in the international Who’s Who directory of professionals which was the first ever distinction of any Pakistani doctor. The print and electronic media have interviewed him extensively. He appears frequently on national TV channels expressing his views on drug addiction, alcoholism, compulsive gambling, suicide prevention and home runaways. He loves to train people on how to intervene if a family member indulges in self-destructive behaviors. He is running a number of national facilities. Willing ways for outdoor and Sadaqat Clinic for indoor treatment of addiction and alcoholism.

Willing Ways Pakistan is an accredited center of excellence in the field of drug treatment and counseling. We have a history, while we started our operations in 1979 when Pakistan was suddenly hard hit by heroin epidemic. We bravely took the responsibility of making public aware that addiction is very much treatable at any stage and today we stand proud being the trusted leaders in the field of addiction treatment. We have our clientele not only in Pakistan but across the borders as well including UK, USA, Middle East and Europe.

At Willing Ways Pakistan the clients are treated scientifically – the secret of our long lasting standing in the field of addiction and counseling. We keep our team and our program up to date with the latest advancements while helping our clients through extensive, specialized and client centered treatment program. These programs are not only patient focused but an extensive work is done with family through what we call counseling for change. The major purpose of this program is to bring peace and serenity in the lives of those who have been suffering in silence, because of a family member’s addictive behavior. We equip families with a set of vital behaviors to produce results.

The programs are uniquely tailored to meet the needs of the patient which eventually help them reach their ultimate goal of a serene life. Our organization comprises of a highly competent team that holds striking credentials and is not only well trained but also carries extensive know – how. We are a unique team of clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, Addiction counselors and Medical specialists involved in research and education, and who collaborate with each other within the institute to ensure our clients receive the best possible care.

We are leading the battle to conquer the disease in all of its forms through cutting-edge research and innovative approaches. Our mission is to prevent, treat and manage addiction for a world free of this illness and its complications.

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