Committing suicide in recent years has become a frequent affair in teenagers. When a suicide occurs, people want to know, why do teens commit suicide? Some people consider their teenage years are the happiest years of their lives, so a teen suicide just doesn’t make sense to them. But the reason why this happens is, at times, teens can actually suffer real pain and be in terrible situations due to various reasons. Though suicide is not the solution for any problems, at that point in time, they feel that ending their lives might solve all their problems. In one of the recent case, a 16-year-old SSC student of Dyanprasarak Hight School, Mapusa-Goa, committed suicide due to embarrassment when, caught copying in the examination hall, last week. Read the complete report here.
According to the sources, she breathed her last at The Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim on Tuesday. According to the police, she was admitted to GMC Hospital on the 21st when her parents noticed that she was throwing up. She breathed last at GMC. According to the sources, police have recorded her statement. In her statement, she had said that she was embarrassed after caught copying in the internal exams last week.
Sources said the school management had called her parents after she was caught copying. They had also taken an undertaking from her. A probe has been ordered. Police Inspector of Mapusa Police Station Tushar Lotlikar said a case of unnatural death was registered which will be further probed. At present there is no complaint of any abetment to commit suicide from anyone at the police station, he informed.
The message is clear; we need to make sure that the right support is in place for all young people, that all parents, caretakers, and teachers understand about suicide risk and that young people are equipped to look after their emotional well-being before life’s pressures become overwhelming. The mental health service for young teens needs to improve. Early intervention is absolutely crucial, which is why there needs to be a far greater focus on young people’s mental health throughout the school system.