Suicide in Mauritius…
February 26, 2012 § 5 Comments
As praised, Mauritius is heaven. Nevertheless looking at the innumerable suicide cases these days it feels otherwise.
Suicide used to be common among people who had psychological problem, financial problem, relationship problem but the trend changed to educational and work constraints.
Mauritius is knowing a high number of suicide among youngsters. I think more specialised bodies should be set up to help those people who have suicidal tendencies or even if we know someone having those tendencies we try our level best to help them.
At the educational level, teachers should give up humiliation. Gone are the days when students were humiliated in front of the whole class and beaten as animals. There are various ways to punish a child. Psychology and pedagogy training should be mandatory in the curriculum of teachers.
Also, considering the 11 year old boy case who committed suicide lately we see that the child was beaten and he lost his father tragically. Adding up to this, his family lived in extreme poverty. When cases of murder happens in our country I think great assistance should be given to those relatives so as to avoid suicidal tendencies.
At professional level, more precisely in the Police Force section I think that the punishment given to the trainers should be reasonable. Not everybody have the same character or react the way. There are people who are very emotional by nature and the moment they are humiliated or shouted at they lose their control and are totally vulnerable to suicide. Professional should engage in a new policy that of treating workers well.
Stress is another fact leading to suicide and yet there are many ways to get over it. Many leisure facilities are available these days. One’s frustration should not be vent on others as it might have undesirable consequences. A personal fact was that last time a lecturer came to class and the only student she took upon was me. I was not given time to justify myself that she went on and on. The next moment I could not bear that anymore and I made her aware that I was leaving her class. I reported the matter to the people concerned and soon the matter was solved. However, the opinions of other who were present that particular time in class are really biased. It used to extremely disturbed me to step again in that class but many of my loving ones really encouraged me to get over that. It worked. Have I not be surrounded by such people I would have seriously made a nervous break down.
So whenever you are humiliated, on the verge to have a nervous break down, feeling awkward about opinions and regards of others, talk to your dear ones.