Three professors from Harvard University conducted a study on rising suicide among youth and exposed two basic facts behind it. They discussed four basic theories of suicide which are at the crux of youth suicide. For example, availability of pesticides correlates with a higher suicide rate in the specific rural area. An analysis suggests that at least 5% of youth suicides are influenced by contagion, and suicide “outbreaks” or “clusters” are real phenomena where one death can set off others. While the country is bogged down with multiple issues like unemployment, malnourishment, and other grave socio-economic problems, mental health is considered a secondary issue.
Source: Dhaka Tribune January 18, 2019 17:26 UTC