According to NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau), every hour, at least, one student commits suicides and 28 suicides each day are recorded on an average. Its data shows that 10,159 students died by suicide in 2018 with an increase from 9950 cases in 2017, and 9478 in 2016. In Indian states, Maharashtra has the highest number of suicides in 2018 with 1448 with an average of 4 suicides every day.
“Live a little every day, ek hi zindagi mili hai”, you have got only one life, this is the abstract of the eight-page long suicide note written by a deceased postgraduate student at IIT-Hyderabad who was found dead on July 2 last year in his hostel room.
Pressure Comes from Different Sides
It might be easy for others to say that “coward” people do suicide, they don’t think about their family or anyone but it is the worst kind of feeling which only the sufferer may experience. There are many reasons for students to be under pressure and that pressure somehow becomes unbearable for them. Education is the point that tops the list of pressure. For instance, in April last year, 19 students in Telangana committed suicide a week after the exam results were announced. In 2018, 12 students including six girls ended their lives a single day after the release of the board exam’s results. Taking the recent cases into consideration, on 18th June 2020, two inter students committed suicide in the state on Thursday.
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According to an interview given by a psychiatrist Mr. Murgesh Vaishanv “Stress, anxiety disorder, depression, personality disorder- all these things result in mental illness that leads a student towards suicide. This happens when the students are not familiar with/satisfied with his or her surroundings”. Although fight or argument in friendships and relationships is also a prominent reason for having these feelings.
Two Persons can Save Each Other
Now, why do they do suicide? There are so many people around everyone and hardly anyone is alone nowadays, then why these types of cases are increasing. If we hear to Md. Sanjeer Alam, “A student commits suicide when he does not get emotional support at the time of stress or anxiety. This might happen when individual expectations are too high. Parental and peer pressure also have an adverse effect”.
In 2017, a survey report was released by Lokniti-CSDS released a survey that states that one out of every fourth youth moderately suffered from depression, loneliness, worthlessness, and suicidal thoughts. It also states that four out of every 10 people are going through depression.
Now, the question which arises here is, why are the number of depressed people in our country shooting up? Why are very much busy in our lives that we do not have time to listen to the other person or at least say to them that ‘you can tell me, I am here’. According to doctors, and psychiatrists depression, anxiety, and other mental issues can be tackled at home and will never even raise if we talk to our parents and friends.