While it is estimated that suicide takes 1 life every 40 seconds, it remains to be a largely preventable cause of death. Although there is no one specific cause for rising suicide rates across the globe, experts say that an isolation and the existing taboo circling around mental illness is contributing to the worrying cause, especially in young people. Considering the scary times we are living in and the grave effect the pandemic carries for our mental health, some even worry that COVID-19 might be fueling suicide rates.
A widescale study done in recent years found that our increasing dependency on social media is also cutting down on our interactions with one another. It is said that the millennial generation is one of the loneliest generations. There is always an outpour of emotion and ill-fated comments ranging from “why commit suicide”, ” suicide is not an option” or “he or she could have given life another chance, life is still young”.there is always an outpour of emotion and ill-fated comments ranging from “why commit suicide”, ” suicide is not an option” or “he or she could have given life another chance, life is still young”.
A person is said to be at the risk for developing suicidal thoughts or behaviour if any of these signs are spotted:
-Having a drug, alcohol or other substance abuse problem
-Undergoing a mental illness
-Reclusive and agitative behaviour
-Victim of bullying
-A family history of suicide
-Access to lethal measures which can cause problems
-Withdrawal from society, excess sadness or negativity
-Experiencing problems in sleeping
-Recent trauma or undergoing a crisis
-Being exposed to someone else’s suicide
-A sudden or big change in personality or appearance.
Last but not the least ,I know together we can make great changes . Because at the end of the day , we remember even smallest steps contribute in greatest destined path .STAY SAFE!STAY AWARE!!!