Suicide Should Never Be Our Path...

Devika Redkar
Jun 19, 2019   •  6 views

According to the WHO, every year, almost one million people die from suicide and 20 times more people attempt suicide. There has been an increase in the rates of suicide in India over the years. The suicide rate among young adults aged 15-29 is more than three times the national average. This makes us a country with one of the highest suicide rates among youth in the world.

A suicide attempt is a non-fatal act in which an individual deliberately causes self- injury and should be recognized as a method of communication from a youth who may be experiencing severe problems. It has been suggested that suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst the youth .

Students are assets of the country, and create the demographic dividend of the future. A skilled, technically sound, educated, aware, and awakened youth becomes the harbinger for the future prosperity of the nation. If a nation is to achieve the realm of success then it cannot afford to see them falling to suicidal tendencies.

To start with firstly ,mental depression need no longer be a taboo. Rather, information can be disseminated by creating awareness among various stakeholders like parents, school students, etc through innovative mediums like nukkad naatak (street plays), drama, short films, advertisements on annual gathering in schools like Sports Meet, Annual Function, etc. Including thistopic in the school curriculum about increasing suicidal tendencies in students, how it is morally wrong, a cowardly step, and how talking and sharing problems with parents, teachers, and friends can help in coming out of depression. These steps or intiatives may help reducing the number of the suicides among the youth.

Today's youth is the future of the our country tomorrow. And it is need of the our to build a responsible and mentally stable youth of the country for its greater development.