Painful to read that a student committed suicide at NITK Surathkal – my alma mater.
About 800,000 people die by suicide worldwide every year, of these 135,000 (17%) are residents of India. On an average male suicide rate is twice that of females – compared to women, men are emotionally weaker, take things too personal and do not have enough strength to handle rejection, failure and hardships.
Unhappy in life ? Hate your job ? Bad grades at college ? Not enough money ? Got dumped in a relationship ? Stage 3 Cancer ? Family problems ?
Lets admit. You are hurt. hurt badly. The world looks so unfair. People whom you trusted have stabbed you. You often get bad headaches. You cant bear the pain any longer and the thought of ending your life seems like a good option ? Not so fast.
Take care of your mind, body and soul and put yourself on a path to recovery and healing. Postpone the thought of killing yourself by another minute, then by an hour, a day, a week, a month, a year. Tell yourself that you will overcome the pain. If you have the courage to take your own life, the following steps should not be too difficult for you 🙂
- Eat Healthy. Nutrition is key.
- Exercise. Hit the gym. Exercise. Shed some excess pounds. Get in shape.
- Avoid habits that will inflict self harm
- Stay positive. Be hopeful. This too shall pass.
- Learn a new skill or engage in an activity.
- Pursue a degree.
- Do not compare your current situation to others.
- Listen to music. Watch an inspirational movie.
- Cry, grieve. let the emotions flow out. Give a deadline to suffering.
- Meet new people. Connect with friends and family who care for you
- Set daily goals no matter how small they are. Commit and act.
- Seek professional help. Consult a mental health professional.
- Meditate. Try breathing exercises.
- Prayer – If you believe in a higher power
Keep telling yourself that you are going to be fine. Yes, you can overcome. Suicide is not the only answer to overcome depression. You are going to be happy very soon.
Why chase death when it will anyway come to you……. someday.