We couldn’t save Lisa but LISA can help to save others
Bali Bersama Bisa & LISA
Caring for the growing mental health needs of our community.
With the motto “Together We Can” or “Bersama Kita Bisa”, all communities at the Bali Bersama Bisa Foundation are committed to making LISA a hotline-based suicide prevention program. The program is aimed to provide an Indonesia wide mental and emotional crisis support network, free of discrimination and inclusive to all in need of help, in both Indonesian and English languages.
Providing an Indonesia wide mental and emotional crisis support network, free of discrimination and inclusive to all in need of help, in both Bahasa Indonesia and English language.
Contributing to a tomorrow in which mental health crisis is de-stigmatized and emotional and mental crisis is embraced as an opportunity for healing, growth, and loving connection.
The story of Lisa
Love Inside Suicide Awareness.
Lisa was a friend of our community who took her own life.
On October 10th 2020 World Mental Health Day, 12 marginalized NGO Yayasan mental health and disability communities met and decided to join hands to create a mental healthcare collaborative community now known as the Bali Bersama Bisa Foundation (BBB) – “Together We Can”
The notion that Lisa’s heart-breaking early departure could have been prevented, motivated our BBB Community to create a movement raising awareness and addressing stigma associated with mental health issues in Indonesia. Working together we are creating a space where mental and emotional crisis is not shunned, with the hope that Lisa’s case shall not be repeated by others in crisis. Hence, in April 2021 LISA (Love Inside Suicide Awareness) Suicide Prevention Helpline was launched. Serving a country with a population of approximately 265.000.000 people this was the only 24/7 Suicide Prevention Helpline operating in Indonesia.
Indonesian Ministry of Health calculates that each year an estimated 800,000 people attempt to take their own life worldwide. In addition, every 40 seconds, 1 person attempts suicide, and 1 person ends their own life. Together, we can prevent this tragic trend from continuing.
Finally, harnessing the commitment of many Indonesian and expatriate volunteers, and with great support from the general public, the community gave birth to LISA Project- (Love Inside Suicide Awareness) under the umbrella of Bali Bersama Bisa Foundation.
Our community feels that, even though we were unable to save Lisa, LISA is able to save others now and in future so long as we work together.