UMMEED' Guidelines: Preventing Student Suicides in Indian Schools

2023 • 11min • News • Politics


Published On: October 04, 2023 - The Union Ministry of Education (MoE) has introduced UMMEED guidelines, acronym for 'Understand, Motivate, Manage, Empathise, Empower, Develop,' to combat the issue of student suicides. These guidelines provide essential directions to schools for improving sensitivity and support for cases involving self-harm. Key recommendations include establishing wellness teams, providing orientation for teachers and families, and taking swift action when students exhibit warning signs. As student suicide rates continue to rise, these guidelines offer a glimmer of hope.