As per National Crime Records Bureau’s (NCRB) Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India (ADSI) report, over 13,000 students died in 2021 in India at the rate of more than 35 every day, a rise of 4.5 per cent from the 12,526 deaths in 2020 with 864 out of 10,732 suicides being due to “failure in examination. The number of deaths by suicide among students saw an increase of 4.5 per cent in 2021, shows the latest data from the NCRB. Many times people are not able to approach professional help. So, in such a scenario there are Govt helplines and NGO helplines which are very helpful. First of all, they are free of cost and easily accessible and children could keep a note of these emergency numbers. These helplines provide a very confidential and non-judgemental support to the children when a person is in a high level of distress. To name a few in India, there is Sanjeevani and Sneh, run by NGOs, there are proper timings and languages present on their website.
There are many psychological methods that one can use to take control of one's emotions. Firstly, it can be writing down their thoughts on a paper which gives them an outlet and then process them in a better way and secondly you can share those thoughts with a family member or friend which helps in understanding the problem or provides guidance.
Recognizing your triggers and being mindful of things that are stressful and finding the right ways to live with them can be identifying the right coping mechanisms. The most important thing is a healthy sleep cycle.
There are many more grounding exercises that can be helpful in dealing with excessive stress and anxiety.
Suicide, which is the fourth leading cause of death among youth, especially students, is a worrying issue in the country, with 65 per cent of the population below the age of 35. It is one of the leading causes of death. A national policy on suicide prevention and awareness is an essential step towards fulfilling India's commitment to health in general and mental health in particular, as well as achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the World Health Organisation. edishaa counseling program for suicidal thoughts is a program based on Indian human psychology. In which we have made it keeping in mind the Indian social rules, regulations and prejudices.
edishaa program includes tips to prevent suicide:
Spreading awareness to prevent suicide
Parents sharing thoughts with their children
providing psychological guidance from time to time
reducing social interaction
benefits of social exchange
treatment of mental disorders
Sales of factories and ropes sales
Psychological sessions and promotion of meditation and yoga.