Who Has Given The Rights To Kill Yourself???

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As an ex-professor at an engineering college with nearly two decades of connection with young students, I’m writing this post. My heart is aching like anything. Nearly 10 students committed suicide in last 15 days at Tamilnadu, India. 

Who Has Given The Rights To Kill Yourself??? Are You Self Created ??? Is It Moral To Kill God’s Own Creation ???

Reasons behind my worry :

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In recent times, deaths due to suicide is almost equal to the deaths due to natural reasons. The main thing to be noted is those who attempt suicide are mostly young students.

Major Reasons For Suicide :

  • life problems – Failure, divorce between parents
  • mental health – serious mental health condition
  • lifestyle – use of drugs or alcohol
  • employment – poor job security, low levels of job satisfaction or being unemployed
  • relationships – love affairs, extra marital affairs
  • genetics and family history
  • sexual abuse – within family
  • society – poverty, Caste and religion issues
  • psychology – loneliness, longing, ignorance

I am much worried about the numbers and not on the reasons in all suicide news. From my experience with the students, I would love to help them out.

10 Simple Ways To Improve Mental Health And To Avoid Suicide :

Talk Therapy 

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You should talk to anyone you trust. Believe that you’re not alone; many of us have had suicidal thoughts at some point in our lives. Feeling suicidal is not a character defect, and it doesn’t mean that you are crazy, or weak, or flawed.Have assurance that with time and support, you can overcome your problems and the pain and suicidal feelings too.

 Enjoy Nature

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Researchers say nature could be the key to big mind-body benefits. Enjoy Nature. It may make to know that all your problems are smaller compared to the mightiest of Nature. Do Gardening. Walk along the beach. Sit in the cool breeze. Certainly Nature would heal all your wounds.

Listen To Music

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Most of us love music. Music certainly calms our mind and makes us happy. Music reduces stress and anxiety. Music decreases pain. You can either listen to music or compose yourself. Dance with music. Paint for the music.

Practice Yoga And Meditation

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Science has shown that your mind and body benefits from taking time out of your daily life to shut down and meditate. The benefits of meditation are endless. Leads to a deeper level of relaxation. Reduces anxiety attacks. Join in Yoga classes. Meditate for 20 minutes daily.

Engage In Random Acts Of Kindness 

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Kindness makes us happier.  Kindness makes for better relationships. Kindness help to fewer negative emotions and better coping mentality. Perform some Random Acts of Kindness ( RAK ) everyday. 

Repeat Positive Self Talk Or Affirmations 

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Affirmation or Self Talk is the shifting of thoughts resulting from negative, dirty, and harsh experiences or ideas to a more positive note. They are an expression or idea that is repeated, used to impress the subconscious with a thought that motivates you, remind you of your talents and provide the confidence you need to accomplish goals. Regular use of positive affirmations can help change your attitude, behaviors and habits.

Start Journaling 

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Journaling is writing letters or diaries as in ancient tradition. The benefits of writing are 

  • Know yourself better.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Solve problems more effectively.
  • Resolve disagreements with others.
  • Provides mental relief and calmness.
  • Improves clarity in thinking.

Trust GOD

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Above all, trust GOD. It gives you faith, confidence. Trusting GOD will guide you in correct path when you are in trouble. 

Spend Time With Family

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Family is great moral support to anybody. Get guidance and help from your family members. Play, Dance,and eat together. 

Play With Pets

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Pets are good source of energy and love to all. Bath your do. Play with your cats. Enjoy walk with your pets. It heals your stressed mind and makes you calm.

Medication

If you are stressed much, get the proper consultation with a Psychology doctor. Try to follow the treatment and medication as prescribed. Have patience. 

 

Who Has Given The Rights To Kill Oneself??? Is It Moral To Kill God’s Own Creation ??? Friends, share your opinion and comments ……. Sure it may help someone to get into their life back ….. 

 

 

Linking this post to Write Your Heart Out #WYHO weekly feature that appears every Thursday hosted by EverydayGyaan.

 

PS : I’m a survivor of suicide attempt. And Im grateful to GOD,my family, friends and all my well wishers who supported me during the trauma of pre-suicide and post-suicide scenarios.

22 comments

  1. I hear you, Vasantha! It is indeed a terribly sad and alarming situation when young people are feeling so much pressure and stress in life, so much that life and living seem so meaningless and painful to them. You have listed some great ideas here to help us find an inner poise and calm. I think our education system really needs to have a serious debate on how to make education a means to facilitate greater emotional and psychological balance in learners. Only mental learning is never sufficient. Thanks for writing on this important topic.

      1. But sadly, most of our media and greedy politicians are only interested in this issue of student suicide is when there is a caste angle to it, so it can be horribly politicised for selfish gains!

  2. That was a very informative post, Vasantha! True. These days the number of suicides has gone up drastically. Help and counselling at the right hour will definitely go a long way in changing the negative mindset into a positive one.

  3. It is so sad, when young people already give up on life although it just began! But once you are in the turmoil you need to either stop yourself spinning or need someone who stops you for clearing your mind.

  4. Suicides among young people seems to be on the rise – too much pressure, expectations and a not enough investment in life-skills. I’m so glad that you survived – it gives so much more right to talk about this subject and help others.

  5. I admire your honesty and your help. Yes, we owe it to ourselves to be strong and fight challenges. We don’t have the right to end our lives. But what about terminal illnesses that wipe out a family’s resources? I know of two cases of domestic workers – one who had HIV and the other who needed dialysis on an almost daily basis who preferred to kill themselves rather than bleed their families of their meagre means of sustenance. What these men did was brave don’t you think?

  6. Trusting God is so key to preventing suicide. My Jesus offers peace and rest to those that follow Him. My Scripture says: ” And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” I will pray for India that the suicide rates will come down. My thoughts and prayers are with you to Vasantha. I am glad you co-hosted with us today. This post is so important and you give such good advice.

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