Jamshedpur: As world celebrates Suicide Prevention Day in order to decrease the number of suicides happening all around the globe which is one of the burning issue of the society on September 10, ‘Jeevan’ the only registered only registered suicide prevention centre of Bihar-Jharkhand had organized several events on the day.
As number of students suicide in Steel city is one of the major issues and comparing it with national figures its very high in Jamshedpur, Jeevan had given tasks to the schools of the city as to which cradle manages stress more efficiently were Kerala Samajam Model School (KSMS) emerged the winner while Motilal Nehru Public School was adjudged the runner-up were Ruchi Narendran and Ashish Mathur gave away the prizes.
At the event, Ruchi Narendran while addressing the gathering said, Judgemental parents are bad for the chidren and one should see to it that a parent should never judge his child by its ability.
This age technology and the use of mobile and internet is one of the major issue bringing gap between a child and parent, she added.
The day started with a rally were school students participated and made citizens aware of the harm effects of Suicide, the deadly disease which is eating up the society.
The Rally kicked off from Jeevan office in Bistupur and passing through various joints of the city with students holding placards ended up at Narbheram Hansraj English School near Gopal Maidan in the morning of September 10.
Later in the day an awareness program was organized at SNTI were Dr. Sanjay Agrawal and Dr. Manoj Sahu Physiatrists from Tata Main Hospital while addressing the gathering said, the school and parents pressure is driving today’s youth to commit suicide while the competition to score better in exams is one of the major issues.
Parents want their wards to score better in order to get into good institutes while in order to fulfill their dreams students who fail to score ends his/her life.
Dr. Sanjay Agrawal further informed that female student suicide accounts to 67.5% while male figures come to 32.5% and the pressure of studies that a student goes through is tremendous were there is so much competition to perform better in academics.
Dr. Manoj Sahu said suicide is one of the burning issues in Steel city specially the students who account to 15.6% of the total suicide in the Jamshedpur compared to national figures of 5.5 %. Teenage suicide is a serious and growing problem.
The teenage years can be emotionally turbulent and stressful. Teenagers face pressures to succeed and fit in. They may struggle with self-esteem issues, self-doubt, and feelings of alienation. For some, this leads to suicide. Depression is also a major risk factor for teen suicide.
The highest suicide rates of any age group occur among persons aged 65 years and older. One contributing factor is depression in the elderly that is undiagnosed and untreated.
Most suicidal individuals give warning signs or signals of their intentions. The best way to prevent suicide is to recognize these warning signs and know how to respond if you spot them, added Dr. Sahu.
Earlier Dr. Mahvir Ram, founder of Jeevan said, love Affair and depression are the main issues drawing students to commit suicide in Jamshedpur, the rate of suicide has come down but we have not been successful in decreasing the numbers and its one of the burning issues in Steel city.
The Bistupur office of the centre had recieved 400 calls from citizens of the city who were some way or the other wanted to commit suicide in 2013 while the figures in 2014 will go up as nearly 400 calls have been received till August 2014.
At the event Jusco MD Ashish Mathur, Ruchi Narendran wife of Tata Steel MD TV Narendran, Jeevan founder Dr. Mahavir Ram, Director DR. JR Jain, school students and others were present.
The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 1 million people die each year from suicide.