Teen Suicide – Is It the Ultimate Solution ?

You were the person with so much zeal,
With desires burning on fire,
To put on the best attire.
To be the hot headlines among peer,
Seeing your goals just so clear.
Yes,
You were the person with so much zeal

Is this not the way how you stepped into your teenage when you could go running to your mom and tell her that you are at least a teen? You are not supposed to be called a child anymore. Filled with so much enthusiasm and hopes inside, what factors make a lively teen go beyond his thoughts and think of sinning killing himself. Yes, you just read it right. I termed suicide as a “sin” because that is what we call when god’s creation is hampered in any way.

Definitely, “adolescence” is the struggling phase of a person who just crossed childhood and  “will soon be an adult.”Anxiety, excitement, emotions, hormonal rush, and a lot more come with the advent of teenage—the phase of life where you tend to take everything to a new expression level. Keeping up balance is definitely not easy, but not coping with one’s life doesn’t mean ending it.

On the 1st of November 2015, Kota, a medical aspirant, hanged herself to death in a hostel. As soon as they informed the police, the media trailed in too. They reportedly told the students of the hostel and family members that she was under a lot of academic pressure, which ultimately made her take the fatal step. Many other rumors aired in with her death. She left a suicide note stating, “I am sorry mummy papa, I should not do this, but I am left with no choice.”

Is a sorry enough to fill the void in a parents’ heart? Nobody is capable enough to replace this pain with anything else in the world.
They held your little fingers because they wanted you to catch all the beauty you could. They taught you to walk because they wanted you to explore the wide vistas of the world. Had they known that your hands will be used to gulp the unwanted, And, your legs would be numb with no life to sustain. It would be better if they were never daunted because, now, you gave them treachery for a lifetime.

Our country shares 17% of the total world population in terms of suicides. After motor accidents, suicide is the second reason for death in Australia among people aged 15-25. Be it a psychiatric disorder, relationship problem, finance, academic pressure, or anything else, suicide is never a solution, and it never will be. We indeed become victims of hopelessness and depression during a delicate age, but there are several ways to deal with it. It is not just a devastating experience for a family but friends also. Parents, neighbors, and friends keep wondering if they could have done something differently to save the person. However, learning more about what might lead to suicide can help prevent further tragedies.

First of all, death due to suicide is not a one-night thing. A suicider’s mind is preoccupied with such thoughts for a really long time. Generally, adults and even friends think that teens who often talk about death are just doing it for the sake of attention. Still, many times, they seriously mean it, and ignorance will make them cultivate more negativity. Such children must be handled with care. A depressed or society withdrawn person must not be isolated at any cost. If their depression can’t be sorted out through conversations and depression, there is no harm in counseling sessions.

Anyone reading this who has lost hope in life, believe me, there is more to life than your present situations and a lot more in the sky to look for. Undoubtfully, teenage is a stage of stress but tell me which age is not? Does not our parents have much more things to worry about and look after? If they were to give up so soon, we would never be living the carefree life we intended to. Life is not just a gift; it’s a blessing wrapped with a love of family and friends. Why reject god’s blessing? The best is yet to come.

Remember, after a heavy rain, a comes a rainbow, and so is the yawning of dawn after a night. Happiness is relished the most after going through moments of sadness. It is all a part of the journey, “Life”- A beautiful journey with no ultimate destination to come too soon.

 

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