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Suicidal Tendency

Suicide is the act of
taking one’s own life. It is said to be the third leading cause of death for
the people in India. Suicidal behavior refers to talking about things elated to
ending one’s life and suicidal thoughts refer to taking actions related to it. They
are different from the actual action of suicide and does not include in the
final act of suicide. It is a tragic reaction to stressful life situations as
taking life of ourselves is an irreversible action.

The youth of the world
is at a greater risk of suicide because the present times are of competition
and everyone feels the need to succeed by outshining others. The teenagers
think that it necessary to fit in their social groups for which they take
actions that were not actually necessary and end up either being blackmailed or
blackmailing others. Also due to the education system, there is a lot of
pressure on the students and many of them are not able to cope up with it and
think of suicide as the only option of escaping. Sometimes people also face
financial crunch or go through a broken relationship which causes them
overwhelming stress with which they are not able to cope up and take drastic

In the time of the
lockdown, many of the families faced financial problems as businesses were shut
and many people faced unemployment. Also people were not able to cope up with
the sudden change in their lives as they were not able to go out and meet
others. Many were left with the feeling of loneliness and helplessness and many
had the fear of contacting the virus. All these reasons also amounted in the
increase in the suicide rates. Also there are many instances of celebrities
committing suicide as they were in depression, which also tells us that a large
amount of name and fame does not always make a person happy.

Preventing suicides is
easy and we can help ourselves as well as others if they are suffering from it.
If we feel a person’s behavior is suicidal, we can always ask them if they are
thinking about suicide, keeping the person safe by removing things which can be
used as a means to commit to suicide, having regular follow ups even after the
tendency of suicide is over and it can always resurface, and the most important
way is to always listen to the person without any judgment or biasness as being
there for a person is enough to make them feel comfortable.

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