Suicidal Thoughts- According to the latest statistics available on student suicides, 540 students from Karnataka took their lives in 2016, at the rate of 1.47 cases per day. Tamil Nadu topped in suicide cases with 981 registered cases, at 2.68 cases per day. The experts suggest that “The inability to cope with stress, which ultimately influences to depression, sees at least one student take her/his life every day in Karnataka”. Even depression has various root causes such as sociological, psychological and biological factors. Apart from such cases, alcohol or drug might also be a serious concern.
Nagasimha G Rao, the director of Child Rights Trust argues- “They are all interconnected in some sense. It is social and psychological reasons that push people to addiction. Although they provide a temporary escape from lives, such people don’t want to live. All addictive drugs are psychoactive substances that influence the mind and ultimately trigger depression.”
Doctors from NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences) and from other neuropsychiatric hospitals state that 10 to 15% of people who abuse drugs and alcohol are tended to suicide. This is a crucial time for us and to head towards suicide prevention. To start with it all you have to do is focus and prevent the negative signs that trigger suicidal thoughts.
Signs of suicidal thoughts:
- A cessation of activities that were previously enjoyed by them
- A pause in time spent with family and friends
- A significant drop in school or job performance
- Severe changes in eating, sleeping patterns and even energy levels.
- Having emotions of hopelessness, anxiety, sorrow
- Sudden sessions of crying
- Showing poor personal hygiene or appearance
- Frequent use of addictive substances
Actor Dharmendra has raised his voice against the issue stating– “It is very important to discuss such issues as they are as common as high blood pressure or blood sugar, and not a stigma. Teachers and parents play a big role as they need to be alert and notice any change in behaviour: Becoming withdrawn, disturbances in eating habits, change in the way they communicate, or inability to pursue usual interests and hobbies, and address them appropriately.”
Also, Dr B. R. Madhukar, Medical Director & Consultant Psychiatrist from Cadabam’s Hospitals says– “It is important to realize and see what is the root cause of suicide. He adds that giving adequate and right kind of help such as listening to their inner voice is much important.”
Cause of suicidal thoughts:
The root cause of suicide varies person to person where the reasons could be the death of their loved one, break-up, mental illnesses, addiction and financial issues. Experts suggest this kind of behaviours might be because of the genetic factor also. So how to cope-up with suicidal thoughts.
- Eliminate things that trigger negative thoughts.
- Take charge of the health and wellness
- Tell to someone how you are feeling
- make the most of the time engaged
- reduce social isolation
- Give yourself small goals
- Plan to get a professional help
Reaching professional help:
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