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Simona Fodor
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Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Bucharest subway operator launches suicide prevention campaign

Metrorex, the operator of the Bucharest subway, opened two hotlines providing psychological support to those at risk for suicide.

It is part of a campaign aimed at preventing and discouraging suicide attempts at the subway, rolled out in a partnership with Happy Minds Association through the project depreHUB.

Metrorex and depreHUB offer one line for grownups and the elderly (0374.456.420) and one for teenagers (0374.461.461). The service is free, available 24/7.

The wider campaign is to take place in several stages and includes visual messages displayed on the monitors set up on inside stations, posters with motivational messages, and audio messages broadcast on the subway’s sound system, Metrorex said.

The announcement regarding the campaign came the same day the running of the subway trains was disrupted for about half an hour because of what Metrorex announced as “a possible suicide attempt.”

“Today’s unfortunate event highlights that only together we can help those around us, that depression is an illness of muted suffering and that a cry for help goes, many times, unheard. This is why we need prevention campaigns; why we all need to look around us, spot the emotional suffering of those around us in time, and direct them to specialists,” Yolanda Cretescu, the founder of depreHUB and coordinating psychologist of the campaign, said.

(Photo: Tupungato/ Dreamstime)

simona@romania-insider.com

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Bucharest subway operator launches suicide prevention campaign

Metrorex, the operator of the Bucharest subway, opened two hotlines providing psychological support to those at risk for suicide.

It is part of a campaign aimed at preventing and discouraging suicide attempts at the subway, rolled out in a partnership with Happy Minds Association through the project depreHUB.

Metrorex and depreHUB offer one line for grownups and the elderly (0374.456.420) and one for teenagers (0374.461.461). The service is free, available 24/7.

The wider campaign is to take place in several stages and includes visual messages displayed on the monitors set up on inside stations, posters with motivational messages, and audio messages broadcast on the subway’s sound system, Metrorex said.

The announcement regarding the campaign came the same day the running of the subway trains was disrupted for about half an hour because of what Metrorex announced as “a possible suicide attempt.”

“Today’s unfortunate event highlights that only together we can help those around us, that depression is an illness of muted suffering and that a cry for help goes, many times, unheard. This is why we need prevention campaigns; why we all need to look around us, spot the emotional suffering of those around us in time, and direct them to specialists,” Yolanda Cretescu, the founder of depreHUB and coordinating psychologist of the campaign, said.

(Photo: Tupungato/ Dreamstime)

simona@romania-insider.com

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