Suicide Among Youths: Why Is It Rising?

Suicide has always been something of an enigma to me. I mean if you sit down and think about it, it is incredibly perplexing. Despite me being diagnosed with social anxiety and depression, I’ve never contemplated suicide at all.

For good reason…I personally think that suicide is the easy way out. If you’re thinking of suicide seriously, don’t wuss out and do it. Take the hard route; seek help.

People who choose to take their own lives are technically breaking past a fear barrier that most of us won’t dare go beyond. Yet, these very same people capable of overcoming the fear of killing themselves are ironically not applying it to live their lives instead.

It’s a reality that deep down these individuals believe dying is better than living…which is NEVER the case.

The worst part, it’s the young ones who are doing it more than often.

Here’s a recent suicide case, a 20-year-old Sri Lankan student who likely hanged himself in his hotel room while serving Stay Home Notice (SHN). The possible reason for the horrifying deed? The fear of repercussions from breaking SHN regulations.

You see, according to Mothership, the student was to be enrolled in SMU, but they found about his little breakout from the hotel room. Thus, a written explanation to find out what happened was requested by an SMU staff. 

The fear of losing his spot in the university could’ve have prompted the drastic and tragic course of action. Of course, there’s been no official word (yet) on the cause of death so this is all just speculation at this point.

It does bring up an interesting point t consider though…

Whose fault is it when it comes to suicide?

Is SMU at fault for not being direct about the inquiry?

Why the need for a written explanation?

No accusation, I’m just wondering what the SOP is for something like this? I’d figure that a written explanation would be a massive stressor, especially since you’d need to consider your words carefully all the time.

Say the wrong things too much and you can probably kiss your ass goodbye.

These kinds of cases are becoming all too common. I’m not pulling this out of thin air, the spike in youth suicide was confirmed earlier this month by CNA.

So who is to be blamed? The parents who are protecting their kids from mistakes actively and, as a result, never allowing them to learn how to deal with it?

Or does the fault lie with the world? We are constantly teaching kids from a young age that everything in life is competitive, yet neglect to remind them to take a break every now and then since the world will still be there tmr?

Is Singapore too focused on results instead of the mental wellbeing of the young? As somebody who’s been through this country’s school system, I’m honestly of the thought that we need to take a step back before we break future generations.

What’s the point of churning out students with all A’s if they’re in trouble mentally? Yes, some kids can take it, but that doesn’t mean all of them can.

If so, then is the cause of death really suicide or just plain murder? Food for thought.

Getting Help.

If you or somebody you know is thinking of suicide, please get them help. Don’t wait.

Source: Gov.Sg

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