According to WHO, one third of worldwide suicides are committed by taking pesticides, especially organophosphate-based pesticides that are banned by international conventions but still made in and are exported by some Asian countries. WHO further reports an increase in pesticide suicides in other Asian countries as well as Central and South America.
Psychologists say that suicide has a number of complex and inter-related and underlying contributing factors leading to the feelings of mental agony and hopelessness.
Some educational experts recommend the ' life-skills based education' can be helpful in reducing the suicide rate among students. Coping skills training as a part of education and counseling facilities are important intervention to curb the suicidal tendencies.
It is important to remember that talking to someone about your worries is always worthwhile and counselors are such people. “Although it can be very anxiety-provoking to talk to someone about your concerns, it is so important to do so. You may be the only one who says anything, or the only one who even notices all of the warning signs. Expressing your worry may make all of the difference," informs the counseling service of Wesleyan University.
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