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Is suicide a selfish act or a last call for help?
I think this is a very distressing topic for many people because we live in a society where people are judged by their life stories. So many people choose not to share their stories because of the judgemental society.
So I want to start this topic from the beginning of school life. We used to go to school to learn something. Right?
And your teacher used to teach you everything but not beyond bookish knowledge. They teach you that "mitochondria" is the power house of the cell And we never forget this, that "mitochondria" is the power house of the cell but Why they don't teach you,"How to overcome depression!"
"How to follow your passion! ".
And also your parents can see everything, they can spot your fake friends! But can't spot anxiety, stress and depression in you?
They can't see the pain in your heart.
They can't see that their children start going on the path of depression.
Even some parents usually say that depression is nothing. They call it DRAMA!
And why? There is no subject of mental health in the school.
They can add useless subjects, but why! They don't add mental health subjects.
And I think this is the major change the government uses to implement in the education policy. And you know what?
There are so many people in the world, who used to say, that person is so selfish that he/she commits suicide and he/she doesn't think about the family. So I think it's not about the family. They definitely used to think about the family, but sometimes the pain in their heart is so much that they can't handle that pain anymore. They tried hard to handle it but they were unable to handle it and in that situation, they felt that living life is nothing! They felt ending life is much better than living life.
And some people who have never experienced depression can't understand why someone chose to end their lives. Why suicide was the only choice left behind for them.
So without knowing the whole story, you can't judge someone.
So at last i would like to conclude that
If you really want to help someone, firstly stop judging them, provide them a space that they open with you, they share thought with you and teach them, How to cross the hurdles of life. How to face and fight with the challenge of life.
And just provide your children a free space to grow, where you don't judge them by ABILITIES, by MARKS and by BACKGROUND.
And just tell everyone that. If anything is important in life? IS A LIFE ITSELF.
(BA.LLB 2nd year student)