Why students kill themselves? This is an extremely difficult question to answer. The growth of suicide among students can be for various reasons. The major reason being the new environment that he faces when he enters a college and is unable to adapt himself with it. Going to college can be a difficult transition period in which students may feel lost, lonely, confused, anxious, inadequate, and stressed. And these problems may lead to depression. And again, untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide.
If we look at deeply at this scenario, we all will agree that somehow the parents are also responsible for the suicides of the students. A student really gets depressed when he is not able to secure good marks in the examination. Along with the feeling of shame he has in front of his classmates, there is a constant pressure from his family to perform well. When a student is unable to meet this pressure for good performance and get a good job, last way out for him is ‘death’.
The college management these days indulges in high physical pressure on students and this terrible stress becomes unbearable for some students. And at that state of mind the student feels that to get rid of all this is to get rid of his life. Ragging has also become a major cause for suicide.
India now is facing the worst situation of the rising cases of suicides among the students. Certain steps need to be taken in this regard so that the youths are saved from taking such drastic step. The education system and particularly the thought process of the parents needs to be moulded. If the stress and depression, the student is going through is met and taken care of at the right time, these suicide cases can definitely be avoided.