Dr. Lakshmi Vijayakumar is the founder of SNEHA, an NGO in Chennai, India for the prevention of suicide. She is the Head, Department of Psychiatry, Voluntary Health Services, Adyar, Chennai and a member of the WHO’s International Network for Suicide Research and Prevention. She is an Honorary Associate Professor in the University of Melbourne, Australia and Hon Adjunct Professor, Griffith University, Australia.
Dr. Vijayakumar has been conferred Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych), UK for her work on suicide prevention and also has been conferred FRCP (EDIN). She was awarded the Ringel Service award by IASP in June 2015 and has published widely in peer reviewed journals and has authored several chapters and edited two books.