Suicide is not limited to a distressed few. Any individual on Planet Earth may be vulnerable to suicide due to different reasons. Depression and stress are two of the primary reasons. When an individual chooses to commit suicide, he or she is choosing “flight” instead of “fight.” Depression can affect anyone, be it the rich or the poor. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. It can be prevented if help is sought out at the right moment. However, because depression goes largely undetected, the chances of suicide increase. In this article, we will show how suicide is not a decision taken overnight by students.
Primarily in India, students commit suicide when examinations draw nearer or when the results of these examinations are declared. Examination stress is not the sole reason for students opting to end their lives. The type of relationships they share with their family members and friends is equally crucial.
The dreams of parents with regard to the careers of their children should not turn out to an obsession. Most experts agree unanimously that success can be attained only later in life. Examination results shouldn’t be the end of the road. However, today’s children fail to realize this truth, primarily because the culture we live in and the undue importance given to exams by teachers and parents.
At the start of each academic year, students of SSC, HSC, IIT JEE and AIPMT aspirants undergo severe tension and stress with regard to the marks they have scored. All students have the highest expectations; however, can every student be a topper? With high expectations, anxiety levels, too, increase to an all-time high. Some students are resilient enough to face the results, whereas others chicken out.
Experts have concluded that an astounding 75% of students who take the board exams like CBSE with other competitive exams suffer from depression. In most of these cases, fear of failure is more distressing than the exams itself. With the student population burgeoning and limited seats at colleges, there is cut-throat competition. This type of competition is unhealthy, and teachers and parents have a major role to play in downplaying competition. These factors give rise to intense circumstances, where students are more prone to take their own lives.
Expert counselors are of the opinion that Asian parents are most often the worst enemies of their children as they force their children to be narrow-minded. More often than not, parents lead to deteriorating situations for their children.
The time has come for parents to take a lighter approach to exams, and their expectations should be realistic when it comes to the potential of their children. Not everyone has the same abilities and talents. Everyone must realize this before another instance of student suicide. For example, a student with outstanding abilities at sport may find it extremely difficult to focus on Algebra and Geometry, and the vice versa is also true.
The primary type of suicide is student suicide. As can be seen, it is not a decision taken overnight but because of a steady buildup of stress, tension, anxiety, and depression. Take notice of these warning signs before it is too late because every life is precious and should not be lost on things such as examination preparation or examination results.