140 suicides in 6 months: SHRC seeks report from Kerala government on prevention measures – 140 teen suicides in six months: SHRC seeks report from Kerala government on prevention measures

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Around 140 teenagers have committed suicide in six months in Kerala (symbolic photo)

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  • SHRC asked, what measures were taken to stop the suicide
  • Major reasons are family dispute, love and failure in exam
  • Maximum 22 teenagers committed suicide in Thiruvananthapuram district

Thiruvananthapuram:

In Kerala (Kerala), in the last six months at least 140 teenagers committed suicide due to minor reasons. Subsequently, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) directed the social justice department of the state to investigate the effectiveness of its suicide prevention measures. SHRC Chairman Antony Dominique has also summoned a report on the initiative taken to prevent the suicide of teenagers in a directive to the director of the department on Monday. "According to a complaint received by the Commission, a study conducted by an NGO 'Disha' has revealed that at least 140 teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 years, according to a complaint received by the Commission," said a release issued by the Commission. Committed suicide during the period January 2020 to June 2020. "The study said that the major reasons for suicide included family disputes, love affair, exam failure, mobile phone and two-wheeler issues.

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"The highest number of 22 teenagers committed suicide in Thiruvananthapuram district, followed by 20 in Malappuram," the SHRC said. The complaint states that the inability of the "Village Child Protection Councils" resulted in teen suicides. The number is increasing. The release said that the SHRC has asked the Social Justice Department to review the effectiveness of suicide prevention measures and give a report. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan (CM Pinarayi Vijayan) said last July that children were witnessing suicidal tendencies. They called it a "very serious social issue".

(Suicide is not the solution to any problem. If you need support or you know someone who needs help, please go to your nearest mental health specialist.)

(If you need help or you know someone who needs help, please go to a mental health specialist near you)

Helpline:
1) Vandrevala Foundation for Mental Health: 1860-2662-345 / 1800-2333-330 (24 hours available)
2) TISS iCall – 022-25521111 (Available from Monday to Saturday – 8:00 am to 10:00 pm)

(This news has not been edited by the NewsBust team. It is published directly from the Syndicate feed.)

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