September 10th, 2015
In the 15 to 29-year age group, suicide is the second leading cause of death globally. As studies indicate, South Korea, Russia and India lead in suicide rates. In India, about 46,000 suicides occurred each in 15-29 and 30-44 age groups in 2012 – or about 34% each of all suicides.
We all have ups and downs, sometimes its more than that, that is the point to be alarmed. When your kid, friend, and any person you care is acting differently for quite some time like:
>Crying for no reason. Acting down.
>Not able to sleep. Or sleeps all the time
>Getting mad at anyone. Acting reckless.
>Shutting away friends, no self care or care for his/her possessions.
>Not bothered about his/her passion gives up on things he/she loves.
>Too much into drugs and substance abuse.
It may be he/she is going through some hard time, at study, relationship etc..Or it may be he/she really has given up on the world.
We need to address the depression then and there and pull him/her back to life. It is his/her negative self talk: That no one cares about him/her; this world is not worth living in etc. You need to reach out to him/her saying you care for him/her and others do care as well.
Just one spark of hope can light the dying candle in his/her heart and he/she can be the person you used to know.
Suicide does not kill person, it is his/her loneliness that does!
Show you care, show you love, talk often, ask questions, make them comfortable, let them tell you what they are going though, give your helping hand. And make sure none of your loved one gives up on life.
In India there are many more factor apart from depression, we have abject poverty, social ostracism/pressure, unemployment etc. to add to the cause. Apart from personal care, there must be some measures from the government who can help people. We hear about farmer’s suicide every now and then, if Govt. makes good laws to protect them, we can put an end to the shame that we can’t save the very people who work hard so that we have food in our dinner table.
We have received messages of such cases in past, we aren’t professionals yet we let them vent out the negativity and tried our best to comfort them. So if you or any friends of your’s is going through hard times, just get in touch with us we are here to hold your hand, together we will fight out.
“Be kind, it could make a difference!”