Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15 to 24 years old according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) after accidents and homicide.
It is the hardest time when a teen is caught between childhood and adulthood. It is a period of stress and worry. There is a pressure to fit in socially, academically and act responsibly. It is also a time of sexual identity and relationships and a need for independence.
Suicides among young people continue to be a serious problem. Everyday we see newspapers and televisions covering cases of suicide of a teen. The reasons for the suicide are generally problems at school, a break up with a boyfriend or a girlfriend, the death of a loved one, a major family conflict, ragging in colleges,and those who are victims of bullying.
Generally, the reason for committing suicide is to get relief from the pain that we are suffering and which seems to be impossible to overcome.Suicide seems to be the only way which can help to get rid of the circumstances that are troubling you.
5 Reasons to NOT Commit Suicide
There are other solutions to get away from the decision of committing a suicide. These reasons will overcome your decision of self harm.
- SUICIDE IS FINAL
You have only one life.Once you take your life, thats it.You will never ever get a second chance.
- DEATH WON’T RELIEVE THE PAIN
Killing yourself will not be a relief to the suffering. When you are dead,you are nothing. You no longer exist. If you want relief from your suffering, you have to choose to live. You have to reach out and find the courage to make tomorrow better than today. Remember, there is a light at end of the tunnel. There is a hope and things will get better.
- THAT SPECIAL PERSON
Imagine the pain of the one who keeps you strong when nobody else does.The one who stands by you when everyone walks out.There is some special person worth living for you.
- PEOPLE STRUGGLING FOR LIVES STILL HAVE HOPE
Look at the children in Africa who are starving. Look at the victims of tsunami and earthquakes and even look at the person who is next to you.They are still courageous and optimistic struggling for their lives. Won’t this inspire you?Be thankful that you are given such a beautiful life to live.
- FORGET ABOUT THE PAST
Stop thinking about what is wrong with your life and start thinking about the little things that make life great. You are given life to live. If you kill yourself, you just become another statistic. Choose to live and make a difference.
Remember, even the darkest hour only has 60 minutes. Stop focusing on the negatives, instead, look for the positive things in life. You are here because a lady cared enough to bring you into this world. Think about your parents who have dreamt to see you as a great personality. The way they have brought you up by fulfilling all you requirements even if they could not.The two hands of care are still there to embrace you.
Simply having suicidal thoughts dosen’t mean you will act on them. For the time when you feel particulary low and at risk of acting on your suicidal thoughts than attend to yourself care needs, tell someone how you are feeling, give yourself small goals, try to get out a solution to the problem with your best buddy. Life is beautiful,live it to the fullest as every moment has its own happiness.
[author image=”http://www.aapkatimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Ratika-Bhardwaj.jpg” ]I am Ratika Bhardwaj,student of Bharati College,Delhi University.I am doing my graduation from English Honours.I usually like to read and write short poems and articles on social issues.[/author]