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Italian tourist allegedly dies by suicide in KP’s Peshawar

Police say the deceased arrived in the city on Oct 18
A representational image - AFP
A representational image - AFP

An Italian tourist allegedly died by suicide in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Peshawar on Monday, police said.

The tourist was identified as Joshua Moises Vargas, they added.

According to the police, the deceased was residing in a private housing society in the jurisdiction of Nasir Bagh police station.

Vargas was issued a tourist visa on October 9 and arrived in Peshawar’s Bacha Khan International Airport on October 18.

What to do if someone exhibits intent of self-harm

Anxiety and depression is the bane of modern life. But help is just around the corner. If you …

  • Are feeling depressed
  • Are feeling stressed because of your challenging work environment
  • Are suffering from anxiety due to another physical illness
  • Have recently been diagnosed with a mental illness
  • Your doctor has suggested you to seek counseling
  • Feel that no one understands you

You can get in touch with the following mental health helplines and speak to them.

  • Umang 0317 4288665
  • Umang 0311-7786264
  • Mind Organisation 042 35761999
  • Talk2me.pk 0333 4065139
  • Baat Karo 0335 5743344
  • Taskeen 0332 5267936
  • Rooh 0333 3337664
  • Rozan 0800-22444
  • OpenCounseling 042 35761999

Here’s what you should do if someone you know exhibits signs of suicide or a tendency to isolate or self-harm:

  • Try to make sure they are not left alone
  • Remove any objects they could use to harm themselves.
  • Take or encourage the person to seek help from a medical or mental health professional

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