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Alarming trend of suicides

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are becoming a new hub of students committing suicides as it is a bad precedence. The present education pattern is really taxing students and the students need to get some rest before they can think about the next move. Anxiety, tension, brokenness, conditional love, death, dejection, emptiness, insignificance, guilt, hopelessness, illness, falsehood and a sense of shame on failure or due to shameless act by colleagues creates suicidal tendency. Depression is a strong mood involving sadness, loneliness, discouragement, despair or hopelessness that lasts for weeks, months or ever for a longer period creates the guilty feelings. Over 18 million people suffer from depression every year. Many never seek treatment yet most cases of depression or treatable with effective therapies and medication. When we think of a depressed child, we often envision a morose child, who is a consistently sad. However, sadness may not be the symptom that defines a depressed child. A study of researchers at the Columbia University in New York City reported that bad parenting may put their children at high risk for anxiety and depression. Anxiety and depression are the root causes for the most of the suicides in India. A stitch in time, saves nine, is true.  If the remedial measures are taken timely, then the suicidal rate will diminish among students. A simple living and high thinking can bring cheer in life. Hence, a proper planning is required to make things move at a crucial time in the career of Children. Motivation of children will be a key word and to sulk under pressure should be stopped always.

Jayanthi S Maniam

(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)

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