Increasing Rate of Suicide
‘’No one really cares until something dramatic happens’’
The suicide rate is increasing in Chitral from the last few years.
Recently, we heard the heart breaking news roaming around on social
media about the two innocent youngsters who commit suicide and left
their beloved ones in a great sorrow. Unfortunately, we do not
reflect on the reasons to avoid any future incidents among our
There are numerous factors leading to attempt suicide, particularly
in our young generation. Some of the most effective and prominent
causes are the mental disorder, depression, psychological state,
culture, family and social situations. Having previously attempted
suicide people also have a high risk of repeating the same act.
Social media also play a vital role by giving detail description of
the suicide attempts and telling the means used by a person. The
alarming news about these incidents is that mostly these are
students or females who are under pressure of social behavior or
under depression. Chitral being a remote region, we do not have
access to psychiatric and proper health facilities leading a huge
number of patients under ignorance.
These issues need to be addressed to escape any further
consequences. On the individual level, it is our responsibility to
create awareness about depression and mental illness. They attitude
of our society towards different situation leading to response
negatively. If you feel someone in your family, friends, relatives
are feeling helpless, hopeless and lose courage in life, never
leave them alone. Loneliness causes more depression is such cases.
Especially, parents need to be more careful towards the children
while giving them guidance by maintaining their self-esteem and
providing them the confidence to fight with difficulties in life.
In our institutions, it is compulsory to provide student counseling
regarding their health, career, and daily life and create awareness
among our youth regarding different health issues. Mostly, students
find it hard in this competitive world to maintain their academic
records and they ignore their special abilities in other
activities. They feel peer pressure, family press, and society
behavior, thus leading to depression. In such cases, you only need
little attention and encouragement from family, teachers, and
friends to overcome these unnecessary pressures. Your small words
of encouragement and a little care can save a life. You need to
care before some dramatic happens.