Catch them young

The main cause of the increased rate of suicide is the lack of basic values in life. If the individual is aware of such basic principles, suicide can be averted to a large extent. For this, they should be taught at the school level.

Success and failure are the two sides of life and the students should be taught how to face the challenges in life courageously.

Mentally challenged students should be identified and given counselling. At home, the parents should also teach their wards to face life boldly.

Non-governmental organisations can also play a vital role in this respect.

K.K. Peethambaran Thiruvananthapuram

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